Women & Minorities Committee Member: Angela R. Post (Virginia Tech)

I am a PhD student in the department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science at Virginia Tech. My current thesis work focuses on the biological and chemical control of silvery threadmoss on golf course putting greens. My master’s research focused on the taxonomy and systematics of Cardamine species as weeds in container nursery ornamentals. I have previously been involved with several ecological research projects though my training and experience are not strictly in ecology. I have worked on the biological control of seven woody invasive species which encroach into natural lands and currently I am working on a joint project to manage Microstegium with low rates of glyphosate compared to other chemical and mechanical treatments and the economics of such a management plan. Other projects I have worked on include the population biology of the endangered Echinacea laevigata in North Carolina, the distribution and spread over time of Ranunculus ficaria in the United States, and tree seedling recruitment of food species for the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot in open and closed-canopy plots of the moist cloud forests in Rio Abajo.


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