Monthly Archives: January 2014

Monarchs and swallowworts

This article discusses the impact of swallowworts on monarch butterflies.

Invasive Plants – Issues, Challengers, and Discoveries

The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is pleased to announce a new webinar series, Invasive Plants – Issues, Challenges, and Discoveries.  It is sponsored by our station’s Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science program.  This free interactive series, which includes seven webinars, will provide attendees with cutting-edge information about invasive plants and their management.  We encourage land managers, professionals, scientists, and other interested people to attend.  The first webinar will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 12:00pm- 1:00pm Mountain Time.

 

 

 

Webinar Series Schedule (All webinars will begin at 12:00pm Mountain Time)

 

Date Webinar Topic

 

January 23, 2014 Determining identity and origin of invasive plant species John Gaskin

 

February 27, 2014 Rapid evolution of biocontrol insects in response to climate change Peter McEvoy

 

March 13, 2014 Merging chemical ecology and biocontrol to predict efficacy and climate effects Justin Runyon

 

March 27, 2014 Hybridization in weedy species Sarah Ward

 

April 10, 2014 Biogeography of plant invasions Dean Pearson

 

April 24, 2014 Pathogen-based biological control of grassy weeds Susan Meyer

 

May 8, 2014 Classical biological control of weeds Sharlene Sing

 

Please refer to the attached flyer for details and logistics for the webinar series.

Invasive Plants Webinar Series 2014

Burning Bush: Beauty IS the beast

Check out this video about burning bush.