University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Lectures :: Assist. Prof. Anders Huseth, PhD

We are pleased to invite you to attend the following lectures that will be held by Assist. Prof. Anders Huseth, PhD, North Carolina State University, USA:

  •  “Understanding the value of a habitat patch: management of resistance evolution in unstable selection landscapes” :: Tuesday, 5 March 2019. :: 10:00 :: classroom I/1
    Summary: Centered around emerging neonicotinoid and Bt resistance within polyphagous pests of cotton. We will link the spatiotemporal deployment of agricultural technology to the development of resistance in tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca). This talk will explore contemporary application of geospatial techniques to document evolving resistance issues in a major pest of cotton.
  • “Impacts of area-wide technology deployment within an intensive vegetable production agroecosystem” :: Thursday, 7 March 2019. :: 14:00 :: Chamber Hall
    Summary: This talk will be focused on potato beetle management and downstream contamination of groundwater with neonicotinoid insecticides. Lecture outcomes will identify unanticipated outcomes of area-wide deployment of agricultural technology on pests and the environment.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Anders Huseth is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for field crops and sweet potatoes. The broad emphasis of his research program is to understand relevant interactions between nature, crops, and farmers by revealing synergies and conflicts between pest control, environmental, and socio-economic goals. Focused on a central theme of geography, his lab uses a landscape-level research approach that unifies fundamental concepts of arthropod life history strategies with landscape ecology to understand complex communities of pests and beneficial arthropods.

Assist. Prof. Anders Huseth, PhD will be visiting Faculty of Agriculture in the period from 4 to 8 March 2019 within the Erasmus+ programme.

The lectures are organised by the Department of Agricultural Zoology and International Relations Office.