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Talk – Dirty Weeds Done Dirt Cheap

November 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

Dirty Weeds Done Dirt Cheap: Coupling weed ecology and economics to aid farmer decision-making

Speaker: Sonja Birthisel, PhD Student, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, UMaine

Sonja K. Birthisel is a PhD student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at UMaine.  Her dissertation focuses on challenges farmers face in managing agricultural weeds, and how climate change may impact weeds and the tactics we use to manage them.  Birthisel is passionate about addressing practical questions posed by farmers, and using new media to improve scientific communication.

Birthisel holds a Bachelors in Biology from Luther College, and a Masters in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from UMaine.  Her adviser, Dr. Eric Gallandt, is a leading scholar in the field of weed ecology.  Birthisel has received awards for academic excellence including the Luther College Regent Scholarship, the prestigious Correll Fellowship, and the Sarah Jane White Spruce Memorial Scholarship.  Her past experiences include work at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and public service with FoodCorps.

Details

Date:
November 27
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Mitchell Center
Phone:
207-581-3195
Email:
umgmc@maine.edu
Website:
https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/

Venue

107 Norman Smith Hall
Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Phone:
207-581-3195
Website:
http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/