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Carolina Backyard Naturalist (12/16/20)

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Invasive Species: From the Beyond to Your Backyard

This lecture will provide a broad background on basic research in invasive species and then focus on the specific economic and ecological consequences invasive species inflict on natural systems in North Carolina.

Presenter: Dr. Zachary Long

Professor Department of Biology and Marine Biology UNC Wilmington

Dr. Zachary Long is a community ecologist who uses theory and experiments to understand the importance of biodiversity. His current research focuses on how invasive species influence the services provided by coastal ecosystems.

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Additional Resources

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America – Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health

NC State University Going Native: Invasive Species

Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants – USDA

North Carolina Invasive Plant Council

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Weed Regulatory Services

National Invasive Species Information Center (USDA)

North Carolina Native Plant Society – Invasive Exotic Plants in NC

Professor Long’s Website