Invasive Plant Research in St. Lawrence County [S-20-28]
|Jessica (Jess) Pearson
|SUNY Potsdam: Kellas 103
|1 Session 1.5 hours
|Mon 1:30 PM 05/04
Jessica Rogers has been doing research on invasive plants in the St. Lawrence Valley since 2017, examining the spread of purple loosestrife and its biological control agent, a Galerucella beetle. Her research has expanded to include raising her own beetles to release at large infestations and using drones to map larger areas.
We will discuss invasive plants and the methods for control and eradication as well as specifics about her research.
Jessica Rogers is a native of the North Country. Her PhD is from Columbia University; her topic: examining deforestation in protected areas in Central Africa using satellite images. She teaches at SUNY Potsdam in the Department of Environmental Studies. She also is on the board of the St. Lawrence Land Trust and works with local environmental groups to connect students to volunteer opportunities.
NOTE: Jessica’s suggested link: http://nyis.info/invasive_species/purple-loosestrife/
Suggested web link, http://nyis.info/invasive_species/purple-loosestrife/