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DISCUSSION: “Who's Driving? Invasive Plant Species as Drivers, Passengers, and Backseat Drivers"

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.

Minors welcome at this establishment.

Start
Thursday September 21, 2017 06:00 PM
End
Thursday September 21, 2017 07:30 PM
Location
Nick's English Hut, Hump Room, 423 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Contact
Professor Heather Reynolds
Contact Email
hlreynol@indiana.edu
Cost
Free
Other Info
This event is part of Themester 2017 Diversity • Difference • Otherness.
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