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Effects of Imidacloprid Treatment of Hemlocks on Aquatic Ecosystems


October 2016 - May 2019


Our is assessing the risks and non-target impacts of imidacloprid treatments in riparian hemlock forests on water quality, benthic macroinvertebrates, and stream salamanders. Results could be used to reassess the HWA treatment programs in our three study parks as well as many other NPS units that have HWA treatment programs.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 13

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 62

Presentations: 111



Funding Agencies

  • USGS-NPS Water Quality Partnership Program


West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  4. West Virginia University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute