The new 1.2 version of the MISIN iPhone App now includes real-time species distribution maps. These maps are available for all 180+ species included within the app.
ASETS has released a new data browsing and mapping application in support of the MISIN project. The new application allows users to search for invasive species observations by specifying search criteria based on species, geography, contributor and date.
Deborah McCullough of Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology describes the national impact of the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer has become the most destructive forest pest to impact North America both in regard to forest health and economic impacts.
Jonathan Lelito (USDA APHIS PPQ) also describes the emerging national biological control program currently being undertaken by USDA APHIS. ASETS researchers are currently funded to work on aspects of both the management of ash mortality and the biological control of this forest pest. Visit our project profiles of both SLAM (Slowing Ash Mortality) and MapBioControl.
This video was produced by the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.
ASETS researchers are cooperating with researchers from Michigan Technological University and federal and state land managers on a project targeting the regional mitigation of EAB.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has secured more than $1 million dollars in federal funding for competitive grant program targeting the 58 communities effected by the EAB infestation in Illinois. Below are a couple of quotes from the official press release from the office of Sen. Durbin: