Monster Seminar JAM - Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Coastal Invasions
Dr. Ted D. Grosholz, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, U of California, Davis.
Biological species invasions are resulting in rapid and profound changes
in many coastal habitats. The consequences of these invasions are
broad-based and go well beyond the immediate ecological impacts. In
addition to the more obvious ecological changes, invasions can create
dramatic changes across multiple trophic levels, alter carbon and nitrogen
cycling, threaten species extinction through hybridization, shift alpha
and beta diversity, change the behavior and morphology of both native and
invasive species, and facilitate other invasions. I will present examples
of some of the expected and unexpected consequences of species invasions
in coastal systems and discuss prospects for the future in these highly
invaded coastal systems.
Date and Time:
November 6, 2003,
11:00 am - 12:30 pm