February 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us on Wednesday, February 15 at 2pm for our upcoming webinar, “Invasive Species: Pathways, Process, Impacts and Prevention ” Dr. Deah Lieurance, UF/IFAS Extension Scientist and Assessment Coordinator.
In this webinar, Dr. Deah Lieurance will walk you through the steps a non-native species takes towards becoming an invasive species, including the pathways for arrival, what facilitates establishment and spread of the species, and a range of negative impacts to the environment, economy and to human health. She will discuss how risk and status assessments of non-native species and horizon scanning for potential invaders can help prevent the next big biological invasion and help preserve Florida’s natural areas.
Deah Lieurance is an Extension Scientist in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). She has been the coordinator of the UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas since 2013. Deah received her PhD from Wright State University in 2012. Prior to that, she spent three years in Ft. Lauderdale working on the development of biocontrol agents at the United States Department of Agriculture Invasive Plant Research Laboratory. She is the 2021 recipient of the Rita Beard Visionary Leadership Award from the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA). She currently serves on NAISMA’s board of directors and IDEA committee (co-chair), is the current chair of the Florida Invasive Species Council, and was just named vice president of the Invasion Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America.