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Biological Control in Urban Parks: A Study in Bogotá (Colombia)
Join Paola Olaya Arenas, a postdoctoral fellow at Institute Alexander von Humboldt, as she talks about her research on insect pests and natural enemies in Bogotá.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Sep 23, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Paola A. Olaya Arenas
Postdoctoral Fellow @Institute Alexander von Humboldt
Paola got her bachelor’s degree from Universidad del Valle, Colombia, her master’s degree from Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and her PhD from Purdue University. Paola was one of our Joan Mosenthal awardees in 2016. She studied the pesticides risk exposure of monarch butterflies inhabiting agricultural land in Indiana. From her study Paola published three papers showing how milkweeds and monarchs are exposed to pesticides applied to corn and soybean and what are the consequences from this exposure for monarch adult’s oviposition and larvae feeding and development. Paola is in Colombia as a postdoctoral fellow at Institute Alexander von Humboldt, this institution focuses its research on biodiversity restoration and conservation in Colombia.