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Invasive species? The what, how and why of some commonly spotted Florida invaders (Zoom Speaker)

January 04, 2024 7:00 PM | Rick Dayan (Administrator)

Mike Sipos is a Florida Sea Grant Agent for University of Florida IFAS Extension office in Collier County and a native to Southwest Florida. Michael received his BS in Zoology and MS in Fisheries Aquatic Sciences from the University of Florida. Mike’s previous experience includes being a university fisheries biologist and working with aquaculture operations from FL to around the world. In his current position, Mike educates stakeholders to support his programmatic areas of sustainable fisheries, environmental literacy and stewardship.

Invasive, alien, exotic, nonnative? What do they all mean? Come to this seminar to learn the correct terminology used when speaking about invasive organisms, the process of invasion, why Florida is so special and what kind of
environmental and economic damage invasive organisms create. The talk will also have a few species profiles of commonly encountered coastal invaders of the scaled variety with steps you can take to make a difference!

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