02 February 2011

Invasive Species Talk

Ecology & Evolution Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Alycia Crall
Department of Land Resources
University of Wisconsin, Madison

“The Art and Science Of Invasive Species Monitoring with Citizen Scientists”

Citizen science programs have widespread applications to invasive species science where educating the public and increasing collaboration could prevent new introductions and control existing ones.

During this seminar, Dr. Crall will discuss efforts by the National Institute of Invasive Species Science citizen science program to answer the following research questions: 1) Can citizen scientists effectively contribute to established professional monitoring programs for invasive species? 2) Can p roper training provide skills necessary to collect data comparable to professionals? 3) Can participation in the training program improve knowledge, attitudes, and promote scientific inquiry? Trained as a plant ecologist, Dr. Crall will also remark on the benefits and struggles of an interdisciplinary approach to research when developing programs of this type.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

4:00 p.m.
Alampi Room, Marine and Coastal Sciences

Host: Dr. Rebecca Jordan

Refreshments at 3:30

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