The problem of invasive species is still in the early stages in Alaska, but a number of them are here. They can crowd out local species and damage ecosystems—and also create economic costs. In a talk at the Anchorage Museum that’s free and open to the public, Tobias Schwörer, a senior research professional at ISER, will help Alaskans understand the risks invasive species pose.
He’ll talk about his recent research linking biology and economics to analyze the potential harm that elodea, Alaska’s first aquatic invasive plant, creates for Alaska’s environment and economy. The talk is sponsored by the Committee for Noxious and Invasive Pests Management and UAF’s Cooperative Extension Service. Come to the museum and learn about elodea and the risks it brings to Alaska.
When: Monday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Where: Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street