Date to be Agreed – Invasive Plant Species

Invasive Plant Species – Bogeyman or Ecological Disaster?

Dr Arthur Broadbent of the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester will lead the discussion.

himalayan-balsam

Himalayan Balsam

“Novel weapons”, “Enemy Release” “Invasional Meltdown” – these are some of the more popular hypotheses proposed to explain the paradoxical success of invasive plants. But is this militaristic language justified? Are invasive plants really such a threat? And what does explain their unlikely prominence?

Dr Broadbent will present the evidence surrounding the underlying causes of plant invasions, and with a more nuanced take on their ecological impact.

NB this talk was originally going to be given on 2nd September 2019, but had to be rearranged due to an unforeseen bovine intervention.

 

This entry was posted in 2019, monthly_meeting and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Date to be Agreed – Invasive Plant Species

  1. Pingback: Welcome to the Knutsford SciBar Website | Knutsford SciBar

Comments are closed.