My extension program focuses on managing arthropod pests of ornamental plants in greenhouses, nurseries, and urban landscapes. We produce extension resources including print and web publications, articles in trade magazines, and pest alerts via Twitter. Urban forests and other landscape plants provide many environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits to people and wildlife. We provide information to landscapers, aborists, and urban foresters to improve pest management efficacy and sustainability in urban landscapes. We also provide information to ornamental plant producers to make their pest management practices more effective, economical, and environmentally sound. Please visit my extension page for more information and resources. http://ecoipm.org/extension/
Recent and Representative Publications:
Long, L.C.†, D’Amico, V., Frank, S.D. (2018) Urban forest fragments buffer trees from warming and pests. Science of the Total Environment, 658: 1523-1530. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.293.
Lahr, E.C., Dunn, R.R., and Frank, S.D. (2018) Getting ahead of the curve: cities as surrogates for global change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285: 20180643. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0643.
Dale, A.G. and Frank, S.D. (2018) Urban plants and climate drive unique arthropod interactions with unpredictable consequences. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 29: 27-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2018.06.001.
Just, M.G., Frank, S.D., and Dale, A.G. (2018) Impervious surface thresholds for urban tree site selection. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 34: 141-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2018.06.008.
Hamblin, A.L.†, Youngsteadt, E., Frank, S.D. (2018) Wild bee abundance declines with urban warming, regardless of floral density. Urban Ecosystems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-018-0731-4.
Meineke, E.K. and Frank, S.D. (2018) Water availability drives urban tree growth responses to herbivory and warming. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13130.
Ph.D, Entomology, University of Maryland (2007)
MS, Enthomology, University of Maryland (2003)
BS, Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, University of Maryland (1999)