- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
We are pleased to announce that Tim Paine has agreed to succeed Ian Gardner as leader of the Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases Strategic Initiative. Paine, a UC Riverside professor of entomology, served as ANR program leader for Agricultural Policy and Pest Management from 2005 to 2009. Paine’s research focuses on improving integrated pest management of insects affecting woody ornamental plants. As EIPD strategic initiative leader, he will serve on Program Council as well as lead development and implementation of the EIPD strategic plan.
Paine and Gardner will be working together on the strategic initiative for a smooth transition before Gardner leaves ANR in June. Gardner has accepted a position at University of Prince Edward Island as Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology.
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