Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Examples of Land and Water.
Date: March 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Presenter: Jon Bossenbroek, Professor of Ecology and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Toledo.
Summary: The economic impacts of invasive species are often thought about in terms of direct damages or increased management and control costs. However, there are also regional economic impacts from theses that influence the overall societal welfare and potential regional management strategies. In this webinar, Jon will use Zebra mussel and Emerald ash borer examples to explore how to look at the economic impacts of invasive species.
Bio: Jon is a Professor of Ecology and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Toledo. The research in his lab focuses on applying the theories and concepts of landscape ecology to investigate issues such as invasive species biology, conservation biology and ecosystem management. The investigative approach of his lab is primarily based on predictive and geostatistical modelling and linking these predictions with field and laboratory studies.
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