Scheffers and Lieurance Lead Southeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Network
UF Water Institute Affiliate Faculty Brett Scheffers (Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department) and colleagues Deah Lieurance (Extension Scientist, UF Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Agronomy Department) and Wes Daniels (US Geological Survey) recently formed the Southeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Network (SE RISCC) to improve invasive species management in the face of climate change.
As climate changes, species in the southeastern US are expected to expand their ranges to new regions, which will likely negatively impact native plants and wildlife. The SE RISCC network will bring together scientists and natural resource managers to assess management needs, develop priority research topics and ultimately link climate and invasive species science with management decisions. The group will meet with the national RISCC network in November and plans to host a Southeast scientist-stakeholder workshop in 2023.
The SE RISCC working group is funded by the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, of which the UF Water Institute is a consortium university partner.
Join the Southeast RISCC Management Network Listserv by scanning the QR Code or by clicking here.
August 2, 2022