Upcoming Workshop at UOG Will Examine Potential for Regional Aquaculture Investment
Local entrepreneurs, farmers, and other interested parties are invited to participate!
Aquaculture is gaining popularity across the world as a sustainable way to produce fish and other aquatic species. As wild fishery populations dwindle, this technology has the potential to facilitate economic expansion and establish effective, environmentally conscious means of producing food locally with consistent yields.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is taking the little fire ant infestation on Guam seriously and has recently awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. Ross Miller of the University of Guam Entomology Lab. He is teaming up with the Department of Agriculture (DOA) to implement control procedures for Wasmannia auropunctata, the scientific name for little fire ant (LFA).
Dr. Haldre Rogers, an adjunct professor at the University of Guam Western Pacific Tropical Research Center is conducting research of what happens to a forest when native seed dispersers such as birds are no longer present in the place they once called home. For the first time, Rogers and her collaborators will also be examining possible ways to recover seed dispersal in the forests of Guam.