Invasive Species: Social and Environmental Dimensions

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Invasive Species: Social and Environmental Dimensions

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $25

Many conservationists, farmers, and backyard gardeners find themselves tasked with managing invasive, or introduced, species that outcompete native ones. Limiting the spread of such species, and revitalizing native plant populations, has been identified as a key solution for combatting biodiversity loss. Less widely known are the social aspects of how we manage and discuss invasive species. What are the social-environmental histories of introduced species? How are ideas of “invasion” shaped by ideas of race and ethnicity?  What is the cultural impact of the rhetoric of invasion? And when we want to revitalize native plants: how can we go about managing introduced ones sustainably?

In this webinar, Dr. Mariam Taleb will lead a presentation and discussion on the social and environmental dimensions of invasive species and how we approach them; as well as offer some practical guidelines for sustainably managing introduced species in your farm, garden, or community.


Questions? Contact [email protected]

Garlic mustard -- a plant often considered invasive -- is featured growing in a community forest



May 15


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Free – $25

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