Webinar: U.S. Horizon Scan for Organisms in Trade

The focus of this project is to conduct a global horizon scan to help identify alien vertebrate species within the Organisms in Trade Pathway at greatest risk of entering the country, establishing populations, and becoming invasive in the U.S.

Webinar: Biocontrol Misconceptions and Untapped Opportunities

Classical Biological Control of Weeds – About Misconceptions and Untapped Opportunities Presented by: Urs Schaffner, PhD, Head Ecosystems Management, CABI Modern classical biological control (or importation biological control) of invasive non-native weeds aims to mitigate their negative impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. It implies the deliberate release of specialist natural enemies from the […]

Webinar: Injurious Wildlife Listing under the “Lacey Act”

What the “Lacey Act” is, the difference between the injurious and trafficking provisions, how the service focuses on adding high-risk species to the federal injurious list before they become established, and how effective that has been in preventing the establishment of those injurious animals.

Webinar: The Power of Ethical Framing

Message frames are often used to communicate about invasive species due to the additional meaning they provide. They appear in calls to action like “join the battle against invasive species,” “unwelcome exotics,” or “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.” However, little is known about how stakeholders respond to these message frames. This research tested five common message emphasis frames used in invasive species communication. These message frames were placed in social media advertisements about zebra mussels to determine the impact each message frame had on user online behavior.

NISAW Webinar: Pacific Green Crab Management

Click here to register → | Download the Agenda Abstract: The green crab is a highly adaptable invasive species that preys on juvenile clams before they reach harvestable age, outcompetes native crab species such as Dungeness crab, and wreaks havoc on marine and estuary ecosystems near shore. This invader is native to Europe and northern […]

Webinar: Invasive Tegus

Dr. Johnson's area of expertise is natural history and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, and he has worked extensively with imperiled species.

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