Using Mathematics to Understand Invasive Species Growth, Spread, and Control [S-22-23]

Presenter:Diana White
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 1:00 PM 04/15
Status: Course Update: The date and time for course #23 has been changed to Friday, April 15, 1 pm, Maxcy 104. Registered members will be contacted to confirm that they can attend the new time. Other members can still register for it, it is not closed yet.

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Dr. White will present on new work she has completed to understand the growth, spread and control of the invasive aquatic plant "Eurasian Watermilfoil". This plant is in our backyard, spreading quickly through most local lakes and river in Upstate NY (including the impoundments along the Raquette). She will discuss field work completed to understand the plants growth characteristics complete by her Clarkson team, in addition to math models which they use to predict how the plant will spread in a lake in future seasons. She will also describe how predictive models can also be used to understand the efficacy of biocontrol (a native water beetle called a weevil) at reducing Eurasian Watermilfoil in our local lakes, in addition to work she's done applying such models to lakes in Upstate NY.

Cap: 30

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