I am a professor emerita in the Biodiversity Centre at UBC. I study population cycles of western tent caterpillars and in particular I am interested in the dynamics of viral disease as a factor influencing the populations. I also study the biological control of weeds. We have been monitoring the biological control of knapweed since 1976 and have observed the successful control associated with the introduction of the weevil, Larinus minutus.
The following story of my life appears in a recent article published as part of a special series in Evolutionary Applications