Leeds Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a coffee or a glass of wine, people can discuss science that is changing their lives
Tue16May20178:00 pmSeven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PDSteph Bradbeer & Will Fincham (Leeds University)
Species of plants and animals have been introduced by humans to places where they are not native over thousands of years, sometimes deliberately, sometimes accidentally. In some cases, the introduced species has not only survived in the wild, but has outcompeted native species, damaging the local ecosystem.
Steph Bradbeer and Will Fincham are PhD researchers at the Unviersity of Leeds, studying the effects of non-native species within the UK. Steph's focus is how bio-security can slow the spread of invasive species. Will studies the impact invasive species can have on British species and also the effect on our communities of the consequential environmental changes.
Steph and Will will talk about the many different invasive non-native species present here in the UK, why they are of concern and how everyone can take steps to help prevent their damaging spread in our environment.