What if we are wrong about the lionfish invasion?

The bi-annual Abaco Science Alliance Conference is here. We want to get all posters and talks featured on Abaco Scientist (the first poster is up so far).  One talk on Friday will hopefully generate discussion about conservation priorities, specifically, where do lionfish rank among our most important conservation goals? Here is a draft of the presentation. It is a controversial topic, so keep the comments and questions coming.

By | 2016-02-04T10:12:55-05:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Fish, Invasive Species, lionfish|Comments Off on What if we are wrong about the lionfish invasion?

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.