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Biological Control in Urban Parks: A Study in Bogotá (Colombia)

September 23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Join Paola Olaya Arenas, a postdoctoral fellow at Institute Alexander von Humboldt, as she talks about her research on insect pests and natural enemies in Bogotá. Her work has parallels for encouraging beneficial insects in parks and gardens everywhere.

Paola was one of our DeWind Award recipients in 2016. She studied the pesticides risk exposure of monarch butterflies inhabiting agricultural land in Indiana. From her study Paola published three papers showing how milkweeds and monarchs are exposed to pesticides applied to corn and soybean and what are the consequences from this exposure for monarch adult’s oviposition and larvae feeding and development.


A picture of Paola Olaya Arenas, a young woman.

Paola got her bachelor’s degree from Universidad del Valle, Colombia, her master’s degree from Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and her PhD from Purdue University. Paola is in Colombia as a postdoctoral fellow at Institute Alexander von Humboldt. This institution focuses its research on biodiversity restoration and conservation in Colombia.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.


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