Dr. Valerie Pasquarella and Dr. Hannah Broadley

Title: What’s bugging our trees? Perilous pests and the future of our forests

Blurb: Out beloved New England trees, like hemlock, oak, and ash, are under attack by insect invaders. How is this affecting our local environment and what are scientists doing to tackle this issue? Join Drs. Valerie Pasquarella and Hannah Broadley to learn about the latest science and technology behind invasion ecology!

Dr. Valerie Pasquarella is currently a research assistant professor at Boston University and was a postdoc at UMass Amherst. She is currently seeking to characterize impacts of both invasive species and climate on ecosystem condition. for more information, please check out the links below.

Webpage: https://necsc.umass.edu/people/valerie-pasquarella

Twitter: https://twitter.com/valpasq?lang=en

Dr. Hannah Broadley is a postdoc at UMass Amherst. Her research focuses on population dynamics of invasive insects. Her research seeks to understand the role of natural enemies and environment constraints on different invasive species, such as winter moths. For more information, please check out the link below.

Webpage: https://gpls.cns.umass.edu/oeb/directory/hannah-j.-broadley

If you were looking forward to this perilous café, don’t bug out the video’s right below!