Risks and Regulation of Invasive Plants in a Changing Climate
In this webinar hosted by the Northwest Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change Network (NW RISCC), Dr. Emily Fusco (ORISE Fellow- US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Northwest Climate Hub and the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center) discussed how invasive species regulatory lists and weed risk assessments intersect with climate change in the United States.
Irene Weber (Natural Heritage Program, WA Department of Natural Resources) discussed ongoing research to evaluate the invasibility of and create risk rankings for invasive plants in Washington State, and described the integration of the Climate Change Vulnerability Index into their work to inform plant management in the context of climate change.
The NW RISCC Network is a partnership of regional agencies and organizations dedicated to helping practitioners address the nexus of climate change and invasive species, including plants, animals, and pathogens. This webinar as well as others in the series are available on the NW RISCC webinars page.
- Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NW RISCC) Network: www.NWRISCC.org, NWRISCC@gmail.com
- Emily Fusco: ORISE Fellow- US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Northwest Climate Hub and the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Emily.Fusco@usda.gov
- Irene Weber: Natural Heritage Program, WA Department of Natural Resources, Irene.Weber@dnr.wa.gov