Julian D. Olden
Explores the patterns, drivers, and consequences of species invasions in freshwater, estuary, and marine ecosystems. Focuses on the science and management needs for preventing, controlling, and eradicating invasive species. Topics illustrated with cases from the Pacific Northwest and the world. Prerequisite: either BIOL 462 or BIOL 180.
The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the patterns, drivers and consequences of species invasions in freshwater, estuary and marine ecosystems. We will accomplish this through a combination of lectures that will examine various elements of the invasion process, followed by the discussion of case studies.
Student learning goals
As a result of this course, students will have a strong understanding of the patterns, processes and consequences of species invasions in aquatic ecosystems.
General method of instruction
This course will consist of two 50-minute lectures per week. Lectures will emphasize main concepts from invasion ecology, illustrated with examples from freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Class assignments and grading