Department of Biology

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Title: Themester 2017: Panel Discussion: "Restoring biodiversity." Heather Reynolds, IU Biology
Start Time: Thursday September 21, 2017 06:00 PM
End Time: Thursday September 21, 2017 07:30 PM
Location: Nick's English Hut, Hump Room, 423 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington  
Contact: Professor Heather Reynolds

Exotic invasive plants, animals, and microbes can decimate the biological diversity of ecological systems and cause billions of dollars per year of economic harm and harm to human health. But invasive species proliferate for different reasons, and understanding these differences is critically important for success in managing invasive species and promoting richly biodiverse ecosystems.

Experts in invasive plant species theory and practice will discuss three categories of invasive plant species: “drivers,” “passengers,” and “back-seat drivers,” each of which has different implications for successfully restoring biodiversity. The goal of this event is to familiarize current and future landowners with best practices for managing different types of invasive plant species to enhance success at restoring flourishing communities of diverse species to the landscape. There will be ample time for audience Q&A.

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Cost: free
Other Info: This event is part of Themester 2017 Diversity Difference Otherness.
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