Conservation Icon Series: Invasive Species |
Lindsay Wildlife Experience |
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Join Lindsay Wildlife on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. for an evening with Dr. Dan Simberloff when he discusses invasive species and what everyone needs to know!
A professor with the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Simberloff is a foremost expert on invasive species. Of the 7,000 estimated non-native species present in North America, approximately 1,000 are invasive. Invasive species are in the minority, but their small numbers don’t keep them from causing billions of dollars in economic and ecological harm each year. Policymakers and ecologists continue to try to figure out which species might be harmful, which invasive species are doing the most damage, and which of these might respond best to eradication efforts.
Dr. Simberloff is a biologist and ecologist who earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969. He is currently the Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biological Invasions.
The popular Conservation Icons speaker series brings to Walnut Creek renowned thinkers, researchers, and leaders who inspire audiences to think differently about the natural world–and wildlife–around us.
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6 PM - 7 PM |
Contra Costa County |
|Cost (CA Naturalist; public; other)||
$10 Lindsay Wildlife Member, $15 General Admission |