Tuesday, March 28th, 2017


The SLAM project is a collaborative effort involving the USDA Forest Service, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE), Michigan Conservation Districts, and scientists from MSU and MTU.

Michigan State UniversityUS Forest ServiceAPHISMichigan Department of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentMichigan Department of Natural ResourcesMichigan Conservation DistrictsMTU

Michigan State University

Deborah G. McCullough, Forest Entomologist, Dept. of Entomology and Dept. of Forestry
Rodrigo Mercader, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Entomology
Nathan W. Siegert, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Entomology
Amos Ziegler, Academic Specialist, Dept. of Entomology
Gabriel Carballo, GIS Developer, Dept. of Entomology
Travis Perkins, Information Technology Professional, Dept. of Entomology

Michigan Technological University

Andrew Storer, Professor

Michigan Conservation Districts

Dustine King, Executive Director, Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District
Rory Mattson, Executive Director, Delta Conservation District

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division

Gina Alessandri, Director
Jeff Zimmer, Deputy Director
Robin Rosenbaum, Plant Industry Section Manager
John Hill, Regional Supervisor
John Bedford, Pest Response Program Manager
Mike Philip, Pest Survey Manager
John Diddams, Field Inspector

Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Robert Heyd, Entomologist


Craig Kellogg, Michigan State Plant Health Director

USDA Forest Service

Steve Katovich, Entomologist
Jean E. Perkins, Forest Silviculturist
Therese Poland, Research Entomologist