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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Bioeconomics of Invasive Species Webinar - Mar 28

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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