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Webinar: Case Studies in Integrated Pest Management
September 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Recorded September 23, 2016 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
This webinar highlights successful integrated pest management control programs from different disciplines.
- Jill Wingfield, Great Lakes Fishery Commission
- Jill is the communications program manager for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. She received a joint Masters degree from the School of Criminal Justice and the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. She has been with the commission, holding various titles, since 2000. Today her work focuses primarily on the development of communication and outreach materials as well as regulatory and policy analysis in support of the commission’s programs.
- Dr. Jim Koopman, University of Michigan
- Dr. Koopman is professor emeritus and a researcher in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. He has undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan, a pediatrics residency from UCLA, and an MPH from University of Washington. He has worked in national and global public health for 50 years. Initially he worked in public health service positions including epidemic intelligence service officer for CDC, State Epidemiologist in the state of Washington, Epidemiologist for Cali, Colombia, and director of an Epidemic Intelligence training program in Mexico. In 1986 he switched from public health fieldwork to “Developing theory that serves public health”. His major work now involves mathematical and computer modeling of infectious diseases. He heads the policy unit of the Center for Inference and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. Early on in his career he worked on smallpox eradication and he is currently working on polio eradication with WHO and NIH support. He was invited to speak in the hope that public health experiences in infection control and eradication might be useful for Great Lakes Commission issues like invasive mussel control.
- David Sivyer, City of Milwaukee WI
- David Sivyer is the Forestry Services Manager for the City of Milwaukee, WI. He is responsible for directing a highly progressive municipal forestry program encompassing natural resource conservation, programmed maintenance and reforestation components. He administers a 17 million dollar budget and a staff of 180 full time employees that maintain a street tree population of 194,000 trees, 120 miles of irrigated landscaped boulevards and a 160 acre municipal nursery that produces 4,000 trees and 300,000 annuals and perennials each year. Prior to joining Milwaukee, David served as City Forester for the City of Norfolk, VA, City Arborist for the City of Virginia Beach, VA, and Urban Forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry and Texas Forest Service. David holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Forestry and Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and Kent State University, respectively and a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor and is the current Chair of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council.