Lecture: 'Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species'
November 8, 2017
Morrill Science Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Bethany Bradley, environmental conservation, speaks on "Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species."
Invasive species and climate change are two of the most prominent forms of anthropogenic global change identified by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. These two global changes are likely to interact in a number of ways. Climate change could increase invasion risk by increasing growth rates, advancing phenology, and increasing weather-related disturbances. This seminar will review how climate change influences invasive species and how those changes might affect invasive species management.