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Bioinvasions in a Changing World
WU.S. Dept of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serviceildlands Restoration Volunteers
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Social Time: 7 p.m.; Program 7:20 p.m.
The globalization of trade and transport is accelerating the risk of introducing potentially invasive species as they are moved both unintentionally and for deliberate purposes. Feral swine, as an example, their range expansion mostly having been human assisted, are devastating to ground nesting birds. Combining the threats of invasive species with those posed by climate change for the long-term can magnify the intensity associated with both issues. Thomas Hall will summarize the findings of the report, “Bioinvasions in a Changing World: A Resource on Invasive Species-Climate Change Interactions for Conservation and Natural Resource Management,” which serves as a guide to the methods, resources and assistance available for dealing effectively with invasive species and their interface with climate change at the site level, and to inform policy-making and planning at larger geographic scales. The presentation will also tie the findings of the report to Colorado, particularly birds.
Tom Hall has been a wildlife biologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services Program for the past 32 years. He currently is an Environmental Coordinator for Wildlife Services in Fort Collins Colorado. Tom received a Masters in Wildlife from Oklahoma State University and Bachelors of Science from Fort Lewis College. He has worked with several invasive species including feral swine, brown tree snakes, nutria, and feral dogs and cats, protecting a variety of resources including threatened and endangered species, human health and safety, and agriculture. He is a member of the APHIS Climate Change Working Group and co-chaired a group working on the intersection of Invasive Species and Climate Change for the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force and the National Invasive Species Council.