Life Long Learning Program- Invasive Species
We introduce species to new places all the time - and they are changing our world! We will define what we mean by invasive species and use local and regional case studies to consider the factors that allow some introduced species to be successful invaders (e.g., propagule pressure; enemy release; empty niche; species traits). We will also consider the ecological impacts of invasive species.
Facilitator: Damhnait McHugh, Ph.D., is the Raab Family Chair and Professor of Biology at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Originally from Ireland, she received her M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1994. McHugh studies the ecology and evolution of invertebrate animals, particularly the diverse and beautiful annelid worms, and has published many papers on annelid ecology evolution. McHugh’s teaching interests span a wide variety of courses, and she recently developed a strong interest in invasion biology when she had the opportunity to teach a lab course about the topic.
Tuesday, November 14 at 3:00pm
Thought Into Action, Entrepreneur Center
20 Utica St, Hamilton NY