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Forest Health

With the realization that the invasive species plaguing Guam forests may soon also pose a threat to neighboring islands, Dr. Ross Miller established a forest health initiative and team through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The team focuses on building a network among foresters in the Western Pacific to share information — in particular, on the early detection of invasive species. The span of the program includes three independent countries, a commonwealth, and a U.S. territory.

On the team is forest health/agroforestry specialist Dr. Robert Bevacqua, adjunct professor with UOG. Bevacqua is on a two-year contract to coordinate the management of tropical forest ecosystems in the region. 

The team has also been conducting research on the health of honeybees in the region, taking part in a national survey to understand what factors have been contributing to decline in the health of honeybees throughout the states.


  Publication Title Publication Date
Mango Varieties cover Mango Varieties at Ija Research & Education Center December 2022
Mango production guide cover Mango Production Guide for Guam December 2022
Forestry on Guam Cover Forestry on Guam  
Mahogany cover Mahogany in Micronesia May 2021
Agroforestry on Guam cover Agroforestry on Guam: Breadfruit Cultivation December 2020
Micronesica cover Growth and Stand Density of Honduran Mahogany on Guam November 2020
Invasive Vines of Guam cover Invasive Vines of Guam Fact Sheet July 2020

Ross Miller, PhD
Dean’s Circle, House 35
University of Guam
UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96923
Email: millerr@triton.uog.edu
Phone: (671) 735-2068
Fax: (671) 734-4600

Aubrey Moore, PhD
Agriculture & Life Sciences Building, Room 105H
College of Natural & Applied Sciences
University of Guam
UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96923
Email: aubreymoore@triton.uog.edu
Phone: (671) 735-2086
Fax: (671) 734-4600