EEB 489 (2006) Biology and Management of Invasive Species Syllabus

Week of:

Topic

Readings

Discussion leader

20 Jan

The nature of the problem

Chapter 1

Jason

27 Jan

The economics of biological invasion

 

Chapter 2

(more info here)

Lori

3 Feb

Vectors

Chapter 3

Kara

10 Feb

Early warning systems

Chapter 4

(more info here)

Krista

17 Feb

Characterizing ecological risks

Chapter 5

Krissa

24 Feb

Ecology of invasive plants

Chapter 6

Emily

3 Mar

Synergistic interactions

Chapter 7

Stephen

10 Mar

SPRING BREAK

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17 Mar

Assessing biotic invasions

Chapter 8

Nicola

24 Mar

Prevention and management

Chapter 9

Christina

31 Mar

Legal and institutional frameworks

Chapter 10

Greg

7 Apr

Human dimensions

Chapter 11

Lindsay

14 Apr

Global change and invasive species

Chapter 12

Patrick

21 Apr

Synthesis

Chapter 13

 

28 Apr

New directions (New England/future research)

TBA