BIOL 555 Biological Invasions
Many human activities such as agriculture, aquaculture, recreation and transportation, have promoted intentional and accidental spread of invasive species. Biological invasions threaten human health, ecosystem services and our economies. This class covers topics with regard to the human introduction, impacts, and prevention of invasive species to environmental and human health, such as invasion theory, predicting invaders, species distinction and evolution, ecosystem health, social and economic impacts, invasive species control and management.
Prerequisites: Graduate student status.
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