On June 22, 1931, the Eastern hemlock tree was declared the official state tree of Pennsylvania. Join us as we talk to Forest Entomologist, Dr. Houping Liu, from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, to learn more about the Eastern hemlock tree and hemlock woolly adelgid management.
Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 30 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.
HOUPING LIU, Ph.D
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Bureau of Forestry, Division of Forest Pest Management
Dr. Houping Liu is the Forest Entomologist at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). He obtained his Ph.D degree in Entomology from the University of Vermont in 2001. Since then he has been working as a Research Scientist at Michigan State University on the biological control of Asian longhorned beetle and emerald ash borer before joining the staff of DCNR in 2008. He has authored/co-authored 40+ refereed journal articles, 4 book chapters, 2 technical publications, 30+ proceeding/conference abstracts, and 100+ presentations. He also serves as a technical reviewer for 30+ professional journals and various grants, proposals, and book chapters. In his current role, he coordinates research, survey, detection, and management activities for exotic invasive species as well as native forest pests in Pennsylvania, including spotted lanternfly, northern walkingstick, emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, Sirex wood wasp, Asian longhorned beetle, forest tent caterpillar, and spongy moth.