Unravelling the Ecology of Invasive Non-Native Species

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: events@linnean.org
02074344479 ext 211

LUNCHTIME LECTURE 12:30–13:00 Wednesday 9 October 2019

Unravelling the Ecology of Invasive Non-Native Species
© Helen Roy

Invasive non-native (alien) species are increasing at unprecedented rates globally and there is no sign of saturation. The need to predict invasions to inform biosecurity is widely acknowledged but challenging; a high proportion (about 25%) of all first records within a region are of non-native species that have no previous invasion history. Recent advances, combining impact assessments, expert elicitation and modelling approaches, have demonstrated the potential for horizon scanning and risk analysis to inform understanding of biological invasions and ultimately decision-making.

Prof Helen Roy is a British ecologist and entomologist. She is a principal scientist and ecologist at the NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Her research looks at the effects of environmental change on insect populations and communities, with a particular focus on the dynamics of invasive non-native species and their effects on biodiversity and ecosystems. She is also the chair of a COST Action network ALIEN CSI (Citizen Science Investigate) which aims to increase understanding of alien species through citizen science and involves more than 30 countries.

Please note that there is an error in the latest edition of PuLSe. The lunchtime lecture is NOT taking place on Wednesday 2 October. The CORRECT date is Wednesday 9 October.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Doors will open at 12:15.
  • Tea will be served in the Library following the event.

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