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Online Course: Invasive Species and Novel Ecosystems

Organization: 
University of Victoria
Date of Event: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:15pm

This course examines the biology of invasive species, focusing on the life-history adaptations and dispersal strategies that contribute to their success at both the individual and population levels. You’ll also learn about options for control including preventative, cultural, biological and chemical methods. Finally, you’ll explore novel ecosystems that are created when invasive species insert themselves into the fabric of natural ecosystems, and the problems they pose to traditional approaches to ecosystem management such as when an endangered species becomes dependent on an invasive species for its survival.

Contact: 
Laura Biggs
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
Canada
Phone: 
(250) 721-8463
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins