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WV Invasive Insects, Fungi & Pathogens

November 2, 2019 @ 1:01 am

Invasive Insects and fungi have impacted agricultural crops, killed native trees, and are beginning to impact amphibians and reptiles. Join biologist Ann Wakeford at 7:00 p.m. in the social room at Cacapon Resort State Park Lodge.

Learn about some of the most common crop insect pests, tree insect pests, fungi and insect tree diseases, fungi tree diseases, and amphibian, reptile, and mammal fugal and viral diseases.

Anne Wakeford has been a Coordination Biologist with the WVDNR for more than 6 years. She is responsible for evaluating the impacts of construction and highways projects to fish, wildlife and their habitats. In addition, she reviews In Lieu Fee projects and Mitigation banks in the Southern part of the State.

Within the last year she has given presentations on invasive species to the West Virginia Conservation Agency, WVDNR, West Virginia Division of Highways, and Brooks Bird Club, and presented a poster on Invasive Plants and Their Native Look Alikes at a National Invasive Species Conference.

Anne is also working to update the State of West Virginia Plan on Invasive Species and has worked with Master Naturalists on invasive species removal of Japanese barberry and garlic mustard at North Bend State Park. This November, she is helping with another Master Naturalist project at Cacapon Resort State Park on Oriental Bittersweet vine removal.

Before working with the WVDNR, Anne was a marine fisheries biologist and worked throughout the country on a variety of fish species from Florida to Alaska and in between. Her university education includes a BS in Biology from the University of Exeter in England, a MS in Marine Biology from the University of Wales and a MA in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami in Florida.

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November 2, 2019
1:01 am