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Archive for June, 2016

Roy van Driesche and Kris Abell find that a tiny wasp contributes to significant reduction in emerald ash borer population growth

Posted: June 13th, 2016

A seven-year field study that included UMass Amherst researchers Roy van Driesche and Kris Abell, found that a tiny wasp, Tetrastichus planipennisi, contributed to a significant reduction in emerald ash borer population growth in central Michigan. The U.S. Forest Service estimates the response to the emerald ash borer could cost up to $10.7 billion between […]

McGarigal lab’s interactive mapping tool, “Connect the Connecticut”, now available for conservation purposes

Posted: June 13th, 2016

A new interactive mapping tool developed by Kevin McGarigal, Environmental Conservation, and his graduate students at the UMass Landscape Ecology Lab is available to land trusts as they make strategic decisions about a major conservation vision for the Connecticut River watershed. “Connect the Connecticut” will help conservation groups in four New England states prioritize and […]