Managing Invasive Species Meeting Set For Jan. 9

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pioneering invasion biologist Daniel Simberloff will discuss current issues related to regional invasive species at a Managing Invasive Species meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at green|spaces, 63 E. Main St.  

Invasion biology studies the patterns displayed by species introduced outside their geographic ranges, the impacts such species have on the communities they invade, and the means by which such invasions can be managed.  Dr. Simberloff will highlight notable local invaders and the ecological impacts they pose, cover current efforts to stem their spread, and describe ways for the public to join this fight. 

Dr. Simberloff is the Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  He directs the University of Tennessee's Institute for Biological Invasions.  He is the co-editor of Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions. 

This Tennessee Valley Wild Ones meeting is free and open to the public. 

 


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