Invasive Species Lunchtime Talks
Can't get enough of California Invasive Species Action Week? Only have 40 minutes? Want to feed your mind while you eat your lunch? Join us for Invasive Species Lunchtime Talks 2019!
2018 Invasive Species Lunchtime Talks
In June 2018, we hosted our first series of lunchtime webinars as part of California Invasive Species Action Week. Brought to you by UC Agriculture and Natural Resource and the California Invasive Plant Council, come hear from the experts about emerging tree pests, aquatic invasive species, and invasive weeds and fire.
Invasive Tree Pests
June 5, 12:10-1:00 pm: Shot hole borers and other threats to California’s trees
Chair: Dr. Beatriz E. Nobua-Behrmann, UC Cooperative Extension, Orange County
Speakers: Dr. Jodi Axelson, Cooperative Extension Specialist - Forest Health
Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
Kevin Turner, Southern California Invasive Pest Coordinator, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Aquatic Invasive Species
June 6, 12:10-1:00 pm: Quagga mussels, nutria and other threats to California’s water bodies
Chair: Dr. Ted Grosholz, Professor and Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
Speakers: John Madsen, Research Biologist in Aquatic Invasive Weeds, USDA/ARS and UC Davis
Valerie Cook-Fletcher, Senior Environmental Scientist, Invasive Species Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife - for more on nutria, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/nutria
Invasive Plants and Fire in California
June 7, 12:10-1:00 pm: Invasive plants and fire in California
Chair: Dr. Sabrina L. Drill, UC Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
Speakers: Dr. Matthew Brooks, Supervisory Research Ecologist, Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey - Yosemite Field Station - find Dr. Brooks' publications here.
Katie vinZandt, Botanist, Angeles National Forest, US Forest Service