Café Scientifique on Tues., Sept. 6, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Integrative Ecology Lab at Temple University

Dr. Matthew Helmus, Principal Investigator
Dr. Stephanie Lewkiewicz, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Nadege Belouard, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Sebastiano De Bona, Postdoctoral Researcher

Café Sci: Spotted Lanternfly: Origins, Impact and Slowing the Spread

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive forest and grape pest that has rapidly expanded its range from southeastern Pennsylvania to as far as Iowa. The iEcoLab at Temple University develops models of the pest's establishment, transport, and impact potentials so that governmental agencies, farmers, homeowners, and other stakeholders can be better informed and prepare for the pest as it spreads. In this lecture, the members of the iEcoLab present different aspects of their research on modeling Spotted Lanternfly and showcasing some of the web applications that you can use to better understand where the Spotted Lanternfly has been, where it is going, and how to slow its spread.

About the Integrative Ecology Lab (iEcoLab) at Temple University

The iEcoLab is part of the Center for Biodiversity, which encompasses several Temple University laboratories involved in biodiversity research. The mission of the iEcoLab is to integrate biodiversity science with human ecology to understand contemporary patterns of biodiversity and its functioning within ecosystems.

Register for Café Sci

The event is FREE to attend, but preregistration is required! Carnegie Science Center would like to continue to offer programs like Café Sci, Women in STEM, and others. Please consider making a donation when you register. Once you sign up, you’ll get an email confirmation. Have a question for The iEcoLab Team? You’ll be able to type your questions in the Q&A section during the presentation!

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