Harford County Science Cafe
05/13/2014 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abingdon Public Library
TOPIC Invasive Wavyleaf Basketgrass – There’s an App for That!The talk will cover what we know about the ecology of wavyleaf basketgrass and the evidence that it has the potential to become a serious invader in Mid-Atlantic forest understories. An introduction will be made to Project Wavyleaf, a citizen science initiative to map wavyleaf basketgrass via a cell phone app. PRESENTER Vanessa Beauchamp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University. Her research focuses on disturbance ecology, forest succession, restoration, and the impacts of invasive plant species. She received a BS in Biology from University of California, Irvine and a PhD in Plant Biology from Arizona State University.