Saturday, April 5, 2008

Invasive Plant Talk

May 13 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., from the Long Island Botanical Society
Eliza Woo: "The Role of Plant-Bird Interactions on the Invasion of Bermuda Juniper (Juniperus bermudiana) in Hawai'i."
Biological invasions have played a vital role in forest community composition in the West Maui Mountains of Hawai'i over the last century. This talk will focus on how plant-bird interactions can influence invasive plant spread and, thus, have implications on the management and conservation of native Hawaiian plant communities. Eliza is currently a graduate student at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. This talk will present some of her dissertation research on invasion biology and may also contain some stories of her running away from wild pigs and eating lilikoi in her field site in Hawai'i.
Location: Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth and Space Science Building,
Gil Hanson Room (Room 123) SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook

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