Webinar: Merging Plant-insect Chemical Ecology with Weed Biocontrol to Better Predict Efficacy and Climate Change Impacts
March 13, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 (Mountain)
The third in the Invasive Plants — Issues, Challenges, and Discoveries Webinar Series
Predicting the effectiveness of potential biocontrol agents is one of the great challenges in biocontrol. Because plant chemistry is a central factor regulating plant-insect interactions, it could provide information that can be used to better choose effective agents. The webinar will also focus on how climate change could affect weed biocontrol. Climate change can potentially affect biocontrol by directly affecting herbivores, disrupting plant-herbivore synchrony, or by modifying plant chemistry.