The presentation “Boring Beetles” will address the wide variety of borers in the urban forests, the conditions that are associated with outbreaks, and how they spread. The biology of new invasive borers currently in the state or at risk of entering California will be the emphasized. Integrated pest management approaches to reduce the risk of borer infestations will also be discussed.
Dr. Timothy Paine has been a professor of entomology at UC Riverside since 1986. His main research interests include integrated management of insects affecting woody ornamental landscape plants, and urban or recreational forests, the impact of environmental stress on insects, insect – plant – microorganism interactions, chemical ecology; and biological control. He has been recognized by the Western Chapter of the ISA with Arboricultural Research Award in 1996 and 2010 as well as the Norman Jay Colman Research Award from the American Nursery & Landscape Association and the Distinguished Service Team Award for Environmental and Natural Resource Protection from the USDA.