CABI has three staff members in its team based in the USA. They are:
- Kirk Shirley, Head of Strategic Partnerships, the Americas
- Hope Jansen, Head of Sales, the Americas
- Merle Adelson, Sales Operations Executive
Russian olive is a significant invasive weed in North America but is perceived as a useful and attractive tree by some stakeholders. It is especially a problem in western parts of the USA where it affects many natural habitats, altering the ecosystem and its functions. Biological control is a useful approach in such circumstances because scientists can look for natural enemies that damage reproduction, and thus future spread, without damaging established trees.