Emerald Ash Borer

Date(s) - 02/08/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oakleaf Village of Columbus

Presentation: We will learn about Emerald Ash Borers including their identification and reproduction. Also, information about resistant ash trees will be discussed.

Presenter: Jennifer Koch, PhD

Jennifer Koch is a Research Biologist with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station in Delaware, OH.  She has both a M.S. and Ph.D in Molecular Genetics from the Ohio State University.  Her research is focused on the genetics of forest tree resistance to invasive insects and pathogens, developing methods to identify, propagate, and breed resistant trees.  She has successfully developed and implemented a participatory, multi-agency breeding program for beech bark disease resistant American beech trees and her work is currently focused on identifying and breeding for emerald ash borer resistance in ash.