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Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4:00pm
Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Ann E. Hajek, professor in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, will present her new book, Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition; Sept. 2018) co-authored with Jørgen Eilenberg of the University of Copanhagen, Denmark. Professor Hajek will discuss the huge diversity of organisms used in the control of pests, weeds and plant pathogens, and the strategies referred to as 'biological control.' These controls include the use of exotic natural enemies, the application of predators, parasitoids, and microorganisms as biopesticides, and the manipulation of the environment to enhance natural enemy populations. She will also review recent changes that have made biological control safe for the environment, and how these methods can aid sustainability efforts.
Professor Hajek is also the editor of the new book, Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases (Wiley, 1st edition; Jan. 2018).
Light refreshments served.
The book talk series at Mann Library is supported by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund.