Diana Obregon Corredor
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, NYS Integrated Pest Management
In her role with the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Diana assesses the effects of key chemical, biological and physical stressors on terrestrial organisms in agricultural and urban systems, with an emphasis on pollinators, beneficial arthropods and native plants. Her work is used to develop and improve best management practices to reduce risks associated with pest management. Diana also oversees efforts to revamp NYSIPM’s Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) including revising the current model, maintaining the pesticide database and expanding it to generate and include efficacy data and other risk parameters particularly for those products currently registered in New York. Her work is being conducted in collaboration with NYSIPM, Cornell University faculty and the state agencies.
- P.h.D., Entomology, Cornell University
- M.S., Entomology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- B.S., Agronomic/Agricultural Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
I am broadly interested in contributing to dealing with the trade-off between pollinator conservation and pest management in agricultural settings applying concepts of agroecology, landscape ecology, and chemical ecology. In the Poveda Lab, I am studying how the loss of natural habitat and pesticides are affecting bees and pollination services. My fieldwork is developed in Colombia studying stingless bees in fruit and cattle ranching farms, and in the US, studying squash crops and their pollinators. Ultimately, my goal is to provide useful recommendations to sustainable agriculture for growers, policymakers, and stakeholders.
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