Name: Richard Old
Affiliation: XID Services, Inc.
Web site: http://www.xidservices.com/
Background: BS, MS, Washington State University Ph.D. Plant Science University of Idaho Owner and co-founder, XID Services, Inc. Author, 1,000 Weeds of North America, the most comprehensive Weed ID reference ever published. Weed Identification specialist for WSU Cooperative Extension 1976 to present. Regional Reviewer, Flora of North America Project. Consultant on forensic botany including the Spokane Serial Killer case. Former Appointed Scientific Advisor, Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board Former Chair, Education Committee, Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board Former President, Eastern Washington Native Plant Society Former President, Eastern Washington Weed Board Association Former Member, National Weed Alert Committee, Weed Science Society of America 1999 Chair, International Botanical Congress, Session on Expert Identification Systems 1991 - Idaho Weed Worker of the Year 1990 - Honorary lifetime member, Washington State Weed Association Owner and co-founder, XID Services, Inc. Author, 1,000 Weeds of North America, the most comprehensive Weed ID reference ever published. Weed identification specialist for Cooperative Extension Service at Washington State University since 1976. Special area of interest is newly invasive species. As a fifth generation resident of eastern Washington, I am interested in detecting and documenting the ongoing invasion of alien plant species and their effects on our native and agricultural ecosystems.
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