2017 Webinar Series

Welcome to the 4th annual WIFDN Webinar Series! Register below and check back for updates.

Webinar Resources

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Schedule:

Webinars are held on Fridays from noon – 1:30 pm CST.

March 17, 2017: What to Look for in 2017

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Join us as we look back on WIFDN’s accomplishments in 2016 and look forward to 2017. We’ll learn about the invasive species we should be on the lookout for in 2017.

Guest Speakers:
– Paul Skawinski, UW Extension Lakes Program, UW-Stevens Point
– Brian Hudelson, UW-Madison/Extension, Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
– Tim Campbell, UW Extension, Wisconsin Sea Grant, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
– PJ Liesch, UW-Madison/Extension, Insect Diagnostic Lab

April 7, 2017: Drivers vs. Passengers

Do invasive species drive changes in ecosystems, or are they merely passengers in change driven by other ecosystem changes? Learn about these competing ideas and examples of how different invasive species act in new ecosystems.

Guest Speakers:
– Don Waller, UW-Madison
– Mike Siefkes, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

April 21, 2017: Take Action!

Learn how you can take action against invasive species through surveying for and reporting invasive species. In addition, learn about efforts to control invasive species in Wisconsin

Guest Speakers:
– Jason Granberg, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
– Bradley Steckart, Washington County Land & Water Conservation Division

May 5, 2017: Citizen Science and Volunteer Opportunities

Citizen scientists (that’s you!) gather extremely valuable information that can be used by researchers and natural resource managers in Wisconsin and beyond. Learn about volunteer opportunities that will let you flex your citizen science muscles.

Guest Speakers:
– Alycia Crall, National Ecological Observatory Network
– Art Wagner, USDA-APHIS-PPQ
– Amanda Perdzock, River Alliance of Wisconsin
– Niels Jorgenson, UW-Madison

Webinar Resources

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March 17, 2017: What to Look for in 2017
April 7, 2017: Drivers vs. Passengers
April 21, 2017: Take Action!
April 28, 2017: Citizen Science and Volunteer Opportunities

Register for the Webinar

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