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NISAW Webinar: The Climate Crisis and Invasive Species
May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Day 1
The Climate Crisis and Invasive Species presented by Carrie Brown-Lima, Director of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute
Invasive species and climate change are two of the most prominent forms of anthropogenic global change identified by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Invasive species have pronounced negative impacts on ecosystems and economies, and these impacts may be exacerbated by climate change. But for most invasive species and invaded ecosystems, the outcomes of this interaction remain unknown. This presentation will review the current state of knowledge about how climate change influences invasive species as well as describe the work of the Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change networks that are bringing together researchers and practitioners to address this challenge.
Carrie Brown-Lima is the Director of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University. In this role, she works closely with research scientists, state and federal agencies, the NY Invasive Species Council and Advisory Committee and regional managers and stakeholders to promote innovation and improve the scientific basis of invasive species management. Carrie has nearly 25 years of experience with natural resource conservation and management across ecosystems and borders. She spent more than a decade developing conservation strategies in Brazil and throughout Latin America including programs such as sustainable fisheries certifications, agriculture and conservation, and transboundary protected areas.