The Species: Issues of Diversity, Invasion and Extinction
Date: 01/17/09 10:00 am - 01/18/09 2:30 pm
Location: Audubon Nature Institute’s Aquarium of the Americas and Center for Research on Endangered Species (ACRES)

COSEE Central Gulf of Mexico invites formal and informal science educators, researchers, students and others interested in environmental coastal and marine science to attend this workshop. COSEE Central Gulf of Mexico will also welcome its new partners in Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The workshop, The Species: Issues of Diversity, Invasion and Extinction, includes keynote presentations, guided discussions among presenters and participants aimed at helping all involved contribute and take home ways of incorporating the research into curricula, and a closing overview of the workshop.

Presenters include members of the Department of Biology faculty at Loyola University New Orleans. For the past decade, Drs. Don Hauber, David White, and Craig Hood have studied populations of the common reed, Phragmites australis, in the Mississippi River delta. Their work addresses population ecology, genetics, volutionary biology, and the growing dominance in the delta of this species, which is invasive in many parts of the world. Dr. Frank Jordan studies fish habitat use, and addresses education at many levels through courses, service learning, grants and service.

Contact Name: Dr. Jessie Kastler
Contact Phone: (228) 872-4269
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