Catherine graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 1998, after which she attended Oregon State University and earned a PhD in Crop Sciences with an emphasis on Weed Science, and a minor in Rangeland Ecology in 2007. Dr. Tarasoff went on to become the Invasive Plant Ecologist at Michigan Technological University. She recently moved back to British Columbia and runs her own consulting company, as well as holding an adjunct position at Thompson Rivers University, in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences. She has been a Professional Agrologist for 17 years through the BC Institute of Agrology. Her primary interest revolves around ecosystem restoration, in particular incorporating principals of plant biology and community ecology to understand and control invasive plant species.
Title: Biocontrol Resistance in St. John’s Wort – Challenges of invasive species management in rangeland ecosystems