IPM Presentations

This page contains PowerPoint and poster presentations provided by various members of the museum community and chosen by members of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group as useful for informational or training purposes.  Each presentation (listed in alphabetical order by institution name) has a link to brief summary about the contents and, when appropriate, a link to a full abstract as well as the ability to view the presentation either online or download.  Please contact the appropriate institution for clarification or permission to adapt these documents as appropriate.

Title: Development of Best Practices in Integrated Pest Management
Institution: Integrated Pest Management Working Group
Author(s)Christopher A. Norris and Lisa Kronthal Elkin
Presentation Venue: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Meeting, 2008
Summary: This presentation, from a special session on best practices held at the 2008 NSCA/SPNHC meeting in Oklahoma, looks at the work of IPM-WG in developing best practice documents for IPM.
download (2 MB)

Title: What’s Inside the Building Envelope? Bugs: A Practical Approach to Managing Pest Control Data  
Institution: American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Author(s): Neil Duncan, Lisa Kronthal, Chris Norris, George Ramos, Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Aaron Crayne, Athena LaTocha, Scott Merritt
Presentation Venue: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Meeting, 2003
Summary: This PowerPoint presentation given by staff from the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution discusses the development of the Pest Manager Database program – an Access database to record and present data from the museums’ IPM trapping programs. Additionally, the presentation outlines the search for bar code and scanning tools to speed data input.
download (10 MB) | handout

Title: Integrated Pest Management
Institution: Cornell University Libraries
Author(s): Joan M. Brink
Presentation Venue: Educational and Training presentation, 2007
Summary: This presentation gives an overview of IPM practices with good information on preventing access at the building level. There are also descriptions of insects and rodent pests that affect library and archive collections with pictures of damage to these types of materials.
download (19 MB)

Title: Pest Management
Institution: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Author(s): Rachael Perkins Arenstein and Veronica Quiquango
Presentation Venue: In house training presentation, 2003
Summary: This PowerPoint presentation by conservation and collections staff at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian gives an overview of the goals and methods for implementing an IPM program including exterior and interior building modifications, monitoring, identification, reporting and treatment.
download (17 MB)

Title: IPM presentation
Institution: Natural History Museum London
Author(s): NHM Staff
Presentation Venue: In house training presentation
Summary: This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of the Natural History Museum, London IPM program with information on identification, preventive strategies and procedures for staff.
download (32 MB)

Title: IPM Essentials for Managers presentation
Institution: Natural History Museum London
Author(s): NHM Staff
Presentation Venue: In house training presentation
Summary: Summary presentation of the key elements of the Natural History Museum, London IPM program.
download (55 MB)

Title: Entomology IPM presentation
Institution: Natural History Museum London
Author(s): NHM Staff
Presentation Venue: In house training presentation
Summary: This PowerPoint presentation from the Entomology department of the Natural History Museum, London examines the department’s procedures for monitoring, preventing and dealing with pest infestations.
download (19 MB)

Title: Integrated Pest Management and the Case of What Dun It?
Institution: Integrated Pest Management Working Group
Author(s): James Bryant, Patrick Kelley, Michael Schuetz
Presentation Venue: American Association of Museum’s Annual Meeting, 2007
Summary: This PowerPoint presentation and accompanying handout was part of a 2007 AAM session in which participants were presented with hypothetical “worst case scenarios,” and a series of clues in this hands-on session. The goal was to learn how to use straightforward analytical tools and references (distributed at the start of the session) to determine a problem’s source, and propose treatment strategies, become familiar with the principles of IPM, and develop some handy skills in basic pest identification, and the trail of evidence they leave behind.
download (5 MB)

Title: New Tools to Manage Urban Pests in a Museum Environment: Automating Data Collection & Reporting to Promote Urban IPM 
Institution: Riverside Municipal Museum
Author(s): James Bryant, Giang Ngo, Reginald R. Coler, Agenor Mafra-Neto
Presentation Venue: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Meeting, 2004
Summary: This PowerPoint presentation was given at the SPNHC annual meeting in 2004 in New York City.  The presentation examines the Riverside Municipal Museum’s use of new technologies in automating the pest monitoring process, facilitating the transfer of data and thus simplifying the practice of IPM.
download (10 MB)

Title: IPM Inside and Out: Pest Management as a Strategy for Improvements in Museum Practices, Museum Facilities and Public Understanding
Institution: Riverside Municipal Museum
Author(s): James M. Bryant, Wendy A. Sparks, Candice A. Stafford and Monica A. Ballon
Presentation Venue: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Meeting, 2003
Summary: This PowerPoint presentation was presented at the 2003 SPNHC annual meeting in Lubbock, Texas. It explores the Riverside Municipal Museum’s implementation of a CALEPA Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Reduction Demonstration Project Grant, providing funds for staff time and training, pest monitoring supplies and modification of the museum’s exterior environment through implementation of a new landscape design.
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Title: A GIS Tool for Interpretation of Pest Monitoring Data in a Museum Environment
Institution: Riverside Municipal Museum
Author(s): James M. Bryant, Jinho Kang
Presentation Venue:
Summary:This poster presents the work of the Riverside Municipal Museum and graduate students from the University of Redlands in exploring ways in which Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology can help automate important interpretive and analytical functions of museums. This poster presents the work of the Riverside Municipal Museum and graduate students from the University of Redlands in exploring ways in which Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology can help automate important interpretive and analytical functions of museums.
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Title: Creating and maintaining intra-museum partnerships for a successful integrated pest management program
Institution: Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Author(s): 
Presentation Venue: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Meeting, 2006
Summary: This poster was presented at the 2006 SPNHC annual meeting in Albuquerque, NM. It examines the Lower East Side Tenenment Museum’s apprach to have all staff to identify themselves as stakeholders in the care of collections through formal and informal training to educate and train them on the role they play in the efficacy of their institution’s IPM program. These techniques have resulted in the creation of successful partnerships between the Museum’s various departments and ultimately, improved collections care.
view poster (10 MB)

Title: GIS as a Method for Improving IPM
Institution: Texas Tech University
Author(s): R. Richard Monk, Joel B. Butler, Rod V. Sandoval,
and Emma M. P. Dawson
Presentation Venue: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Meeting, 2002

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Title: Data Collection Methods for Integrated Pest Management: A Comparison of Direct Daily Observation and Pest Trapping
Institution: Texas Tech University
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