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Impacts of Invasive Plant Species on our Native Ecosystem

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

We had the pleasure to sit down (via Zoom) with Dr. Doug Tallamy, a professor in the Entomology & Wildlife Ecology Department at the University of Delaware, and had a great conversation about the state of invasive plant species in the United States.

Dr. Tallamy speaks with passion and hope about the idea of eradicating invasive plants, which serve little to no ecological benefits, by converting our own properties into a native plant species mecca for pollinators, (the bees, the caterpillars, and various native insects), all of which play an essential role in the ecological food webs.

Many of our interview questions for Dr. Tallamy were focused on the AP environmental science curriculum. Our conversation touches upon important topics in Units 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9.

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