Analysis entomologist Vince D’Amico
Analysis entomologist Vince D’Amico of the USDA’s Forest Service Philadelphia Area Station will converse on “Monitoring and Ecological Analysis within the Forests of the BosWash Megalopolis” at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9 in an in-person and digital seminar hosted by the UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology.
The seminar will happen in 122 Briggs Corridor. The Zoom hyperlink is https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/99515291076.
BosWash Megalopolis is the closely populated space extending from Boston to Washington and together with New York Metropolis, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.
“The temperate deciduous forest biome covers about 5 % of the Earth’s floor, however is dwelling to 25 % of the human inhabitants,” D’Amico says in his summary. “As soon as an enormous tract of forested land, this space now consists of many hundreds of small, heterogenous forests. Analysis within the FRAME (FoRests Amongst Managed Ecosystems) program is performed over a community of everlasting forest websites within the BosWash Megalopolis of the U.S. East Coast, to reply ecological questions at many trophic ranges. I’ll focus on the outcomes of a few of this analysis.”
FRAME researchers goal temperate deciduous forests within the Anthropocene age, a present geological age seen because the interval throughout which human exercise has been the dominant affect on local weather and the surroundings.
From the web site: “Our present work contains experimental and observational research of soil and key species to know interactions between crops, invertebrates, and vertebrates. Different analysis is targeted on monitoring, manipulations aimed straight at web site enchancment, and know-how switch for higher administration of city forest fragments. As of 2022, there are 60 FRAME websites in MA, PA, DE, MD and NC.”
Amongst D’Amico’s publications:
A 25-year analysis entomologist with USDA, D’Amico joined in February, 1997. He has served on the adjunct college of the College of Delaware since 2001. His experience contains ecosystems ecology, city ecology an invasion ecology. D’Amico obtained his bachelor’s diploma in biology in 1989, and his doctorate from the College of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The Wednesday seminars are coordinated by nematologist Shahid Siddique, assistant professor, UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology. For technical points, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.