Invasive species can devastate ecosystems without natural enemies to keep them in check, but some researchers are investigating whether human beings can fill that void. Feral hog hunts and fishing tournaments for lionfish and carp encourage individuals to remove and consume local invasives.
Dr. Joe Roman is a fellow and writer-in-residence at the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. He can discuss topics including:
When and where species are considered invasive;
The economic and ecological consequences of invasive species;
How eating invasives fits into other management strategies; and
Factors that determine the effectiveness of eating invasives to keep them in check.
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