Dr Cerian Webb Post Doctorate Research Associate Epidemiology & Modelling: Department of Plant Sciences
The UK ash tree population is in rapid decline due to the fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, more commonly referred to as Ash dieback, but there is another threat on the horizon – a small green shiny beetle.
Already established in North America, Canada and European Russia, the larvae of Emerald Ash Borer have been responsible for the loss of millions of ash trees at immense social and economic cost. Come and find out more about why it is so difficult to prevent spread of the beetle and what is being done to prepare for a potential invasion.
Science on Sundays is a programme of free, informal, monthly drop-in plant science talks, bringing the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
11am & repeated at 2pm in the Classroom at 1 Brookside.
Suitable for adults and children age 12+
Talks run monthly March to August
This is the final talk in the 2019 Science on Sundays series