Professor talks relationship between invasive species and climate change

Bethany Bradley, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, explained how rising temperatures, human dispersal and increasing carbon dioxide levels allow invasive species to thrive, speaking to a group of 14 students and faculty members in the Morrill Science Center via a webinar Wednesday afternoon.

Bradley is an associate professor in the department of environmental conservation and co-founded the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) management initiative.  Click on the following two sentencesto access the full story.

“We are doing an awesome job at moving invasive plants and moving non-native plants all over the world because we like them for ornamental plants,” Bradley said. “We plant them in our yards, we plant them on campus.”


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