RedVector RV-10488

Sustainable Solutions: Invasive Species

Sustainable Solutions: Invasive Species

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10488

SME: W. Matt McCaw

This course will be discontinued on 02/06/2024

A foundational principle of an ecological education is the notion of a species’ native status. The idea has to do with where a species evolved and was able to establish without the aid of humans. At the other end of the spectrum, an invasive species is defined as one that is nonnative to a particular ecosystem and whose introduction into that system causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. In this course, we will learn about explore the characteristics of an invasive species and cover methods of how to control and prevent invasive species, such as encouraging high-diversity plant communities, limiting habitat fragmentation, maintaining a healthy disturbance, minimizing resource input, and utilizing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan. Posted by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define what makes an invasive species
  • Summarize the cause of invasive species and how they affect our communities
  • Identify methods for creating and maintaining invasion-resistant plant communities
  • Classify pests and pinpoint actions to be taken to prevent or control for them.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: W. Matt McCaw
W. Matt McCaw Photo
I grew up in northeast Texas and as a child it seems I was happiest in the outdoors, often completely unsupervised with the world to roam. In adolescence I saw the woodlot behind our old neighborhood razed and developed and the grandparents’ farm sold and subdivided. I began to realize that these places, and all others like them, where I made my best memories needed protection.
 
I studied biology and chemistry at Southwestern University and earned a M.S. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am now the senior biologist for the City of Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands program which conserves and manages over 27,000 acres south and west of Austin, TX for the protection and improvement of water quality and aquifer recharge.
 
Over the last decade of restoring and managing natural systems, my focus has shifted from nature to people. I have come to view restoration not as a means of benefiting nature for its own sake, but as one in a suite of tools for achieving sustainability and a fair standard of living for all people.
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