Invasive plant and animal species pose an enormous threat to Michigan’s biodiversity and economic wellbeing. Emerald ash borer, garlic mustard and zebra mussels are notable examples of species that harm our state’s land and water resources. MSU Extension educators and researchers provide educational resources to identify, assess and control invasive species throughout the state.
December 5, 2013 | Mary Bohling | Managing invasive Phragmites australis: Everyone can play a role in keeping this invasive under control.
December 4, 2013 | Jane Herbert | When managing water features, contractors and water gardeners can prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species into natural waterways by using proper disposal methods.
December 3, 2013 | Brandon Schroeder | Aquatic invasive species were the target of citizen science investigations undertaken by elementary students and local lake association volunteers teaming up with MSU research.
November 22, 2013 | Mary Bohling | Invasive Phragmites australis is changing many Michigan wetlands—and not for the better.
November 15, 2013 | Ronald Kinnunen | Assessment of individual aquaculture and baitfish operations can minimize the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species and safeguard their businesses.
November 14, 2013 | Dean Solomon | Although earthworms are beneficial in gardens and agricultural fields, they are harmful to Michigan’s forests where they are an invasive species.
October 30, 2013 | Carlos García-Salazar | This post-season meeting will review the Michigan spotted wing Drosophila experience in 2013: what worked, what didn’t, and preparing for 2014.
October 29, 2013 | Dan O'Keefe | High-flying, plankton-guzzling fish are at the doorstep of the Great Lakes. Some progress has been made in recent years, but there is plenty left to do.
October 28, 2013 | Steve Stewart | Teaching Great Lakes Science and Great Lakes FieldScope are two new online tools to learn more about our Great Lakes at home or in the classroom.
October 28, 2013 | Dan O'Keefe | Since 2011, several studies have furthered our understanding of risks posed by Asian carps and potential for their control. What have we learned in the past two years, and has it changed the balance of evidence related to key questions?
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Date: Dec 13, 2013
Location: MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Feb 18, 2014
Location: NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: 500 W. Fletcher St., Alpena, MI 49707
Date: Feb 18, 2014 - Feb 19, 2014
Location: Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI
- A Field Guide to Invasive Plants
- A Field ID Guide to Invasive Plants
- A Michigan Boater’s Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic Plants
- Aquatic Invasive Species
- Buckthorn Watch: Studying the Invasive Plant Common Buckthorn (E3146)
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Emerald Ash Borer and Your Woodland (E2943)
- Giant Hogweed (E2935)
- Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (E3075)
- Midwest Invasive Species Information Network
- MSU Research on Invasive Species
- Oak Wilt in Michigan’s Forests (E3169)