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Northeastern IPM Center to establish a NE Pollinator IPM Working Group

Posted: March 18, 2011

Alex Surcica and Christina Grozinger recently received funding from the Northeastern IPM Center to establish a NE Pollinator IPM Working Group. This group will consist of 10-15 researchers, growers, industry representatives, and extension specialists, who will discuss critical needs for promoting pollinator health and ecosystems services in the Northeast region. Those needs will then be communicated to the NE IPM Center in order to establish future priority areas for funding. Current members of this Working Group are as follows:
Photo by: Nick Sloff

Photo by: Nick Sloff

  • David Biddinger, Tree Fruit Entomologist & Biocontrol Specialist, Penn State Fruit Research and Extension, PA
  • Gerald Brust, Regional Extension Specialist, University of Maryland, MA
  • Nick Calderone, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, NY
  • Diana Cox-Foster, Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, PA
  • Bryan Danforth, Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, NY
  • Deborah Delaney, Assistant Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, DE
  • Heather Disque, Entomologist, Supervisor of Native Bee Field Studies, Delaware Department of Agriculture, DE
  • Sam Droege, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, MD
  • Frank Drummond, Professor, Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management, University of Maine, ME
  • Peggy Eppig, PhD Candidate, Agroecology, Antioch University New England, NH
  • Shelby Fleischer, Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, PA
  • Christina Grozinger, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, PA
  • Rebecca Irwin, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, NH
  • Rufus Isaacs, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, MI
  • Matthew McKinney, Graduate Research Assistant, Entomology Department, West Virginia University, WV
  • Warren Miller, President, Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, PA
  • Brian Nault, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, NY
  • Nancy Ostiguy, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, PA
  • Mia Park, PhD Candidate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, NY
  • Ginger Pryor, State Master Gardener Coordinator, Penn State Cooperative Extension, PA
  • Kimberly Russell, Research Associate, Department of Biological Scinces, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Kimberly Stoner, Associate Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, CT
  • Alex Surcica, Extension Assistant, Penn State Cooperative Extension, PA
  • Alan Taylor, Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, NY
  • William Troxell, Executive Secretary, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, PA
  • Anita Ullagaddi, EPA, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, VA
  • Rachael Winfree, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, NJ
  • Mary Yurlina, Director, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, ME

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Alex Surcica (aps15@psu.edu)