Celebrate National Invasive Species Action Week by joining the NWT Council on Invasive species, Pests, and Pathogens for a talk on invasive plants!
NISAW Webinar: Invasive Plants on May 16, 12:00 PM MDT
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4534910842872774411
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Invasions by non-native plants in Churchill, Manitoba
Non-native plant invasions are relatively uncommon in subarctic zones and high latitudes due to environmental barriers and limited accessibility. However, the town of Churchill, Manitoba, has been a hotspot for invasions, where over a hundred non-native plants have been recorded but have not spread into the tundra or boreal forest. In this presentation, Dr. Peter Kotanen and Vicki Zhang will discuss their research, which identifies and experimentally tests factors that may have led to past failed invasions in this area, and asks whether these barriers will be lifted due to climate and global change, leading to further spread of invasive species. Dr. Peter Kotanen is a professor at the University of Toronto and Vicki Zhang is a PhD student and researcher.