Courtesy of NAA:
A free webinar hosted by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies will present the work of the Invasive Species Working Group at Virginia Tech to compile legal and regulatory frameworks for introduced and invasive species for 21 eastern US states and future plans to develop a comprehensive database.
Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Registration: Click here.
Globally, biological invasions critically threaten human and natural systems, including biological diversity, ecosystem services, infrastructure, military readiness, public health, water resources, and food security. However, the invasive species problem is complex due to critical knowledge gaps, costly and difficult management, and conflicting priorities with stakeholders. Together, these complexities create a challenging regulatory landscape. State-to-state regulations on introduced and invasive species can vary considerably on the landscape.
To examine patterns and continuity concerning what and how invasive species are regulated, the Invasive Species Working Group at Virginia Tech has compiled data on legal and regulatory frameworks for introduced and invasive species for 21 eastern US states. With this data, they are working to develop a comprehensive database that will serve as a hub for invasion science and policy. They aim to integrate next-generation data system architecture and artificial intelligence (AI) models needed to build a sustainable, informative, and accessible data delivery system.
Join Virginia Tech researcher, Dr. Emily Reed, to learn about this project and future project expansions and applications. Closed captions will be provided via Zoom.