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ENV 509 Ecological Invasions and Biological Control

Prerequisites: ENV 501, ENV 502 and ENV 505. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits) This course is available as an elective for the GIS-ENV Certificate. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the instructor that this course will count toward the GIS-ENV Certificate by the drop/add deadline each semester, so that GIS-focused assessments can be completed. Once a student declares the GIS option, the course cannot revert to the non-GIS version.

Invasions by exotic species of plants and animals are one of the major environmental problems in the world today. Invasions will be examined from the perspective of the invading species and from the community being invaded. The potential for controlling these exotic species with biological control agents will be evaluated, and biological control will be compared with other potential control methods.