Seminar coordinator Shahid Siddique
Prepared for the brand new 12 months?
The UC Davis Division of Nematology’s winter quarter seminars will happen on Wednesdays at 4:10 p.m., starting Jan. 5 and persevering with by means of March 9, introduced seminar coordinator and nematologist Shahid Siddique, assistant professor.
Each in-person and digital seminars might be broadcast through Zoom at https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/99515291076. The in-person seminars might be in 122 Briggs Corridor.
First on faucet is agroecologist Randa Jabbour of the College of Wyoming, who will current a digital presentation at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5 on “Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Pest Administration Analysis–My Alfalfa Weevil Tales.” UC Extension agricultural entomologist Ian Grettenberger, assistant professor, UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology will host the seminar.
“Alfalfa weevil was first discovered within the Western United States within the early 1900s and continues to be a very problematic pest within the Western United States,” Jabbour says in her summary. “I’ll share present analysis to enhance sustainability of alfalfa weevil administration, a lot of which facilities on timing –each harvest timing and pesticide spray timing. I’ll discuss my favourite issues: organic management, interdisciplinarity, farmer views, and new concepts from grad college students.”
Randa Jabbour, first seminar speaker of the quarter
Jabbour says her general analysis “is to make the most of ecological interactions to design sustainable agricultural techniques. Particularly, I research 1) pest administration in cropping techniques, 2) the impact of biodiversity and habitat heterogeneity on ecosystem companies, and three) the position of farmer decision-making in agricultural administration, in collaboration with social scientists. Right here in Wyoming, I plan to develop analysis tasks in these areas in related subject crop and forage techniques, in collaboration with college and Extension professionals right here on the College and with others within the area.”
Jabbour holds a bachelor of science diploma (2003) from the Rochester Institute of Expertise and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State College, the place she centered on the organic pest management of bugs. She served as a postdoctoral scholar from 2009 to 2010 at Washington State College, the place “I studied the consequences of pathogen variety on host mortality of the Colorado potato beetle, gaining perspective in each biodiversity-ecosystem functioning analysis and the sensible realities of ‘large ag’ potato fields.” She accomplished a second post-doctoral place on the College of Maine, the place she engaged in “balanced instructing and analysis duties.”
Jabbour’s analysis on the College of Maine, in collaboration with social scientists and her supervisor Eric Gallandt, characterised New England natural farmer weed administration philosophies, she wrote on her web site. “This mission was an ideal alternative for me to include the human dimension of pest administration into my ecological analysis. I additionally collaborated with MS pupil Sonja Birthisel to quantify sources of variation of weed seed predation charges in a various Maine agricultural panorama. I significantly recognize studying from the in depth expertise of farmers, and I’m keen about supporting native meals techniques. I take pleasure in exploring the dramatic landscapes of the West, and really feel as if I’ve simply barely begun touring across the large wondrous expanse that’s my new residence in Wyoming– a number of floor to cowl! In my spare time, I take pleasure in mountaineering, street journeys, cooking, yoga, attempting to be a runner once more, and studying all types of issues.”