Dane Shackelford leads the mass rearing and monitoring of salvinia weevils for the CWPPRA program. Dane has a bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with a concentration in conservation biology.
Dr. Rodrigo Diaz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology. His research program focuses on biological control of invasive species. In addition to giant salvinia, Dr. Diaz also leads projects on biological control of emerald ash borer, Roseau cane scale, and air potato in Louisiana.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture