february, 2018

13feb4:00 pmINHS Seminar: Joe Parkos, "Spatial ecology of biological invasions in the Florida Everglades"

Event Details

Two aspects of biological invasion, spread and long-term impacts, were investigated in the context of the Florida Everglades, an extensive wetland where ecological dynamics are driven by the influence of landscape structure on spatiotemporal patterns of drought. I used the relationship between marsh topography and complex, emergent patterns of water availability to predict extent, scale, and direction of non-native fish dispersal between natural and artificial habitats of the Everglades. Next, I used a twenty-year record of the relative abundances of native and non-native fishes to test whether or not non-natives have unbalanced the number of predators in this ecosystem.

Refreshments will be served.

Parking Notice: Lot E-46 is a UIUC campus parking lot. Campus parking permits for lots north of Kirby/Florida work in E-46. Visitors may park in metered parking.


(Tuesday) 4:00 pm


Forbes Natural History Building Room 1005

1816 S. Oak St, Champaign IL


Illinois Natural History Survey