Selected Service Activities

Workshop on Bark Beetle Genetics and Associated  Microorganisms, Asheville, NC, organized by Ken Raffa and Barb Bentz

Workshop on Bark Beetle Genetics and Associated
Microorganisms, Asheville, NC, organized by Ken Raffa and Barb Bentz

Bavaria-Press-Conf-Edited

Press Conference of Bavarian National Forest Responses to Disturbance 2013

University

  • Assistant Professor Mentoring Committees: 8 (Chair: 3)
  • Faculty Senate, 1987-1991; 2002 – present
  • UW Biological Sciences Division Strategic Planning Exec. Committee: 2000 – 2003.
  • Madison Ecology Group: 1996 -present; Chair Activities Comm. 2005, 2006.
  • UW Arboretum Committee: 2005 – present
  • UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Committee: 2006 – present

State and Local

  • Wisconsin Gypsy Moth Strategic Planning Committee. 1992 – Present.
  • Governor’s Council on Invasive Species. 2003-2008; Research Subcommittee Chair.
  • City of Madison Habitat Stewardship Committee

National / International

  • USDA CSRS Competitive Grants: Insect Pest Science Panel, 1986, 1987.
  • NSF Competitive Grants: Ecology Panel, 1994-1999
  • CSRS Review Team:, Univ. Minnesota , 1994; North Carolina St. Univ. 2001.
  • Associate Editor, Ecology. 2001-present.
  • Associate Editor, Forest Science. 1996-1998.
  • National Research Council: Future of Pesticides in Pest Management in US Agric & Forestry: 1997-2000
  • APHIS Steering Committee on Tree Biotechnology. 2003-2004.
  • Forestry Canada Genomics Project, Strategic Advisory Board: 2005-present
  • Organizer & Moderator, Internat. Symp. on Natural Enemies and Biological Control of Bark Beetles 1994
  • Organizer & Moderator, Bark Beetle Genetics Workshops: 1999, 2006
  • Program Committee, North Central Forest Pest Work Conference, 2005.
  • Chair: Evaluation Committee of US Forest Service R&D Response to Invasive Species