Fruit Insect Entomologist Nielsen Guest for Entomology and Plant Pathology Seminar

Anne Nielsen researches the management and population ecology of fruit insects, and is president of the Eastern Branch of the Entomology Society of America.
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Anne Nielsen researches the management and population ecology of fruit insects, and is president of the Eastern Branch of the Entomology Society of America.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences is hosting fruit insect expert Anne Nielsen in a virtual seminar on Tuesday.

Nielsen is an associate professor and Cooperative Extension specialist at Rutgers University.

The seminar takes place from 3:30-5:20 p.m. via Zoom link:

Her research focuses on the management and population ecology of fruit insects, and developing sustainable, systems-level control programs. New Jersey is a hotspot for invasive agricultural pests and her research career has centered on the ecology of invasive pests, specifically the brown marmorated stink bug, which she began studying during her dissertation research at Rutgers.

Nielsen's research has two main themes, identifying abiotic factors influencing insect life history and behavior, and on identification of the biological control processes within fruit agroecosystems. She translates these research findings into applied management programs by collaborating directly with fruit growers in New Jersey. This allows her to follow a passion for sustainable agriculture while engaging influential stakeholders.

Nielsen is president of the Eastern Branch of Entomology Society of America and a subject editor for Journal of Economic Entomology.

The seminar is open to everyone.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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