Protecting migratory pollinators & insectivores: Beneficial birds as natural pest control

Start: 2020-09-15 13:00:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: 2020-09-15 02:00:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

This is a virtual event

Join the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) for the second installation in the Protecting Migratory Pollinators series. This is an hour-long Zoom webinar focused on migratory bird pollinators/insectivores, their habitat needs, effective conservation and management efforts, impacts of pesticides on these species and their role as natural pest control agents in home gardens and on farms.


Dr. David Inouye has worked with bumblebees, euglossine bees, pollinating flies, tephritid flies, hummingbirds, and wildflowers, on topics including pollination biology, flowering phenology, plant demography, and plant-animal interactions such as ant-plant mutualisms, nectar robbing, and seed predation. He has worked in Australia, Austria, Central America, and Colorado, where he has spent summer field seasons since 1971 at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL). His long-term studies of flowering phenology and plant demography are supported by the National Science Foundation and are being used now to provide insights into the effects of climate change at high altitudes. Dr. Inouye taught courses in ecology and conservation biology at the University of Maryland, and has also taught at the University of Colorado's Mountain Research Station, the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, and with the Organization for Tropical Studies. He is the founder and moderator for the Ecological Society of America's ECOLOG-L listserv list, and serves on the Board of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign. He is Past-President of the Ecological Society of America, and a Lead Author on the report on pollinators produced by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Jo Ann Baumgartner is the Executive Director of the Wild Farm Alliance. She is the author of many publications on the intersection between biodiversity conservation and agriculture, including beneficial birds, the conservation mandates within the National Organic Program regulations, and the co-management of food safety and conservation. Before joining WFA in 2001, she addressed crop, livestock and fiber issues, was senior research editor for a book of California's rare wildlife species, and was an organic farmer for over a decade. For her Master's research in the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University, she studied bird predation of insects in apple orchards. Her undergraduate degree is in Soil and Water Science from UC Davis. Jo Ann is based in Watsonville, CA.

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