This discussion session builds off the workshop session just prior on the same subject, and will be a facilitated dialogue with presenters Jonathan Lundgren, Stacy Malkan and Sainath Suryanarayanan on the dire state of pesticides and bee deaths.
Pests, Beneficials, Ecosystems
B | 10:30 am
Dr. Jonathan Lundgren
Founder and Director, Ecdysis Foundation
Dr. Jonathan Lundgren is an agroecologist, Director Ecdysis Foundation, and CEO for Blue Dasher Farm. He received his PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois in 2004, and was a top scientist with USDA-ARS for 11 years. Lundgren received the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering by the White House. Lundgren has served as an advisor for national grant panels and regulatory agencies on pesticide and GM crop risk assessments. Lundgren has written 126 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, authored the book “Relationships of Natural Enemies and Non-prey Foods”, and has received more than $6 million in grants. He has trained 5 post-docs and 14 graduate students from around the world. One of his priorities is to make science applicable to end-users, and he regularly interacts with the public and farmers regarding pest and farm management and insect biology. His ecological research focuses heavily on conserving healthy biological communities within agroecosystems by reducing disturbance and increasing biodiversity within cropland.
US Right to Know
Population Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison