Dr. David Coyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University. His Extension Forestry program focuses on forest and tree health and invasive species management in forests and managed landscapes across the Southeast. Dave is a big proponent of using social media as a teaching tool for forest health, and you can find Dave’s forest health outreach work on Twitter (@drdavecoyle) or Instagram (drdavecoyle) where he regularly posts about invasive pests and all things related to trees. Dave’s research activities include finding better control methods for invasive plants in forests, and evaluating novel bark beetle management strategies.
Previously, Dave ran the Southern Regional Extension Forestry – Forest Health and Invasive Species program, which provided hands-on training, electronic resources, and other services pertaining to management of native and invasive forest insects, plants, and diseases to forestry professionals throughout the southeastern U.S.
Dave grew up on a farm in Harmony, MN and completed his B.A. in Biology at Luther College, a M.S. in Entomology and Forestry at Iowa State University, and a PhD in Entomology at the University of Wisconsin. Dave is President of the North American Invasive Species Management Association, is on the Advisory Committee for the South Carolina Exotic Plant Pest Council and South Carolina Invasive Species Advisory Committee, and is Co-Director of ProForest (a group focused on preventative management of invasive species) based at the University of Florida.
July 13th, 2020 | 31 mins
Introduction, spread, destruction...repeat.