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Mark Whitmore

Mark Whitmore

Extension Associate

106 Fernow Hall
(607) 280-4064

Work with professional land managers, state and federal agencies, government officials, and concerned citizens to understand the issues and strategies for minimizing the impact of forest insect pests, and in particular non-native invasive insects.Initiate extension projects and provide leadership on issues relating to forest health and invasive forest pest issues in New York State. Conduct research on the forest stand dynamics of invasive non-native forest pest impacts and implement biological control strategies.

Outreach and Extension Focus

Work with professional land managers, state and federal agencies, government officials, and concerned citizens to understand the issues and strategies for minimizing the impact of forest insect pests, and in particular non-native invasive insects.Initiate extension projects and provide leadership on issues relating to forest health and invasive forest pest issues in New York State. Research and implement biological control strategies for forest insect pests.

Presentations and Activities

  • EAB Signs and Symptoms and what we should be looking at in the short term. Region 9 EAB Planning Meeting. December 2011. NYS DEC Region 9. Allegany, NY.
  • Forest Health and Future Changes. Bi-monthly Science cabaret presentation. December 2011. Ithaca Science Cabaret. Ithaca, NY.
  • EAB Signs and Symptoms. Region 8 EAB Planning Meeting. November 2011. Regiom 8 NYSDEC. Bath, NY.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer and issues our communities will face. Master Gardeners Meeting. November 2011. Ontario County CCE. Canandaigua, NY.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Best Management Practices. Cornell Cooperative Extension In-Service. November 2011. CCE. Ithaca, NY.
  • Update on Emerald Ash Borer in New York. Cornell In-Service . November 2011. CCE. Ithaca, NY.
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Field Recognition and Survey. Tim Fahey/ Field Biology Class. November 2011. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.
  • What are we to expect with Invasive non-native forest pests in North america? Ithaca College Biology Department Seminar. November 2011. Ithaca College. Ithaca, NY.
  • EAB Issues Pretinent to Communities in Western New York. Western New Yor EAB Task Force. October 2011. WNY PRISM. Buffalo, NY.
  • Invasive Forest Pests and how the changing climate will affect their impact. Invasive Species inthe Cayuga Watershed. October 2011. Cayuga Waershed Alliance. Ithaca, NY.