The birds and the bee(tle)s

Zurer, Rachel
October 2010
High Country News;10/11/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 17, p6
The article discusses the termination of the tamarisk biocontrol program in Owens Valley, California, which was headed by Tom Dudley, an ecologist from the University of California, Santa Barbara. According to the research, Dudley used Asian leaf beetles to get rid of tamarisk in the West but discovered that the insects have threaten the habitat of willow flycatchers. It also mentions that the lawsuit was filed on June 2010 by government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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