Anand Persad, Ph.D., is Manager of Plant Sciences Research and focuses on arboricultural research of biomechanics and invasive exotic pests. Persad has been with Davey Tree for more than 11 years.
Anand received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees from the University of West Indies and has received additional training in the United Kingdom from the University of East Anglia and Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Anand worked on the pink hibiscus mealybug at the United States Department of Agriculture - Research Service in Orlando as part of a proactive approach in combating this destructive, introduced pest. As a post-doctoral entomologist at the University of Florida, he developed novel insect identification techniques.
Expertise: Invasive pests, biodiversity, EAB
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