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Speaker: Demián Gómez, Assistant Professor School of Earth Sciences

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    ISA CEU Sessions: Emerald Ash Borer in Texas: Ecology and Management
    Wednesday, August 9 -- 2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

    Invasive species are one of the major threats to forest ecosystems worldwide. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive, non‐native, wood‐boring pest of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). EAB was first detected in Texas in April 2016 when four adult EAB beetles were caught and confirmed in a monitoring trap in Harrison County just south of Karnack. Texas A&M Forest Service began monitoring for the pest in 2012 by strategically deploying detection traps each spring. The traps are monitored throughout the spring and summer months during peak EAB emergence and movement. As of August 2022, EAB has been detected in 11 additional counties since the original Harrison County detection was made in 2016. Here we discuss the identification, ecology and management of the emerald ash borer. This session learn about: • The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive, non‐native, wood‐boring pest of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). • Slowing local EAB population growth is key • Protect landscape trees with systemic insecticides is an option in urban and residential areas. Dr. Demian Gomez is the Regional Forest Health Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service. He obtained a Bachelor and M.Sc. in Forest Entomology in Uruguay, and a PhD from the University of Florida with focus on invasive bark and ambrosia beetles. His work focuses on early detection, management, and regional initiatives to deal with forest pests, in the context of climate change and invasive species.


         

    Demián Gómez, Assistant Professor School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University  
    I'm a geophysicist and a geometrical geodesist doing active research on reference frame realizations, both regional and global. These frames allow me to investigate geodynamic processes such as the earthquake cycle and periodic loading and unloading of the earth's crust. I'm an avid user of GAMIT/GLOBK and I've developed a Python wrapper to do parallel processing of GPS data. You can find the code here: https://github.com/demiangomez/Parallel.GAMIT. I'm also interested in ionospheric total electron content (TEC) signals triggered by acoustic and gravity waves. My latest NSF research project is "Ionospheric Response to the 2020 South American Total Solar Eclipse: Observing Atmospheric Gravity Waves and Total Electron Content Interactions." It aims to understand the TEC perturbations observed during the December 2020 total solar eclipse in South America.



    The Ohio State University: Entomology -- OARDC -- Plant Pathology -- Extension.  
    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences includes departments that represent a broad range of disciplines.



    Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership --- The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) prepares educators, communicators, and leaders in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences to integrate research-based information through learning, practice, and engagement, in ways that will advance positive changes that strengthen individuals, families, and communities.

    Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics --- The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) has world-class faculty members and offers degrees in Agribusiness and Applied Economics, and Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability.

    Animal Sciences --- The Department of Animal Sciences focuses on advancing animal sciences for the betterment of animals and humans through research, teaching, and outreach endeavors. The department is the leading provider of animal science education and outreach in the state of Ohio.

    Entomology --- The Department of Entomology is one of the oldest entomology departments in the nation, providing instruction in insect biology and management. In addition to instruction, the faculty engages in research in entomology and related areas, and the extension program of the department provides information to agricultural and industrial groups and the general public.

    Department of Extension --- Our Department of Extension houses the educators who work across the state in county-based offices of OSU Extension in the areas of 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

    Food Animal Health Research Program --- The Food Animal Health Research Program’s mission is to protect and enhance animal and public health through research, education and outreach, with research focused on pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and control of animal disease.

    Food Science and Technology --- The Department of Food Science and Technology is one of the largest food science programs in the United States, offering a wide variety of specialized cutting-edge research programs that focus in areas such as food and health, emerging novel food processing and packaging technologies, and, food safety and quality programs.

    Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering --- The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) offers diverse curriculums and research designed to advance science, teach principles and applications, and disseminate knowledge of engineering needed to efficiently produce, distribute, and process biological products while conserving natural resources, preserving environmental quality, and ensuring the health and safety of people.

    Horticulture and Crop Science --- The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS) offers over eighty undergraduate and graduate courses on a wide range of topics, and has a diverse approach to research and education through Extension.

    Plant Pathology --- The unique mission of the Department of Plant Pathology is the scientific investigation of environmental and biotic agents that cause plant diseases. Plant Pathology is the sole academic unit dedicated to plant health and plant-microbe interactions in Ohio's higher education system, and one of only 16 stand-alone plant pathology departments in the U.S.

    School of Environment and Natural Resources --- The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the science and management of natural resources and the environment in harmony with its human dimensions. SENR provides leadership, educates students, serves the general public, and conducts research that promotes the use of natural resources in an efficient, economically viable, environmentally compatible, and socially responsible manner.

    The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute --- Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), located in Wooster, Ohio, is an associate degree-granting program within the College where students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, hands-on experience and a paid industry internship. Ohio State ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the U.S., offering 32 programs of study.

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