Presentation on “Invasives in Texas”

Presented by: Dr. Hans Landel

Join the Texas Master Naturalists Good Water Chapter meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Free of charge and open to the general public.

Dr. Hans Landel has conducted over ten years of field research, including studies of endangered wildlife species. He has worked with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center since 2015 as the Invasive Species Program Coordinator and oversees the Center’s work combating invasive species, which includes managing the Invaders of Texas” citizen scientist program, providing invasive species  training to the public. He manages the Texas website, a central database about invasive plants and other pests in a statewide Invasives Mapping Project with the National Park Service.

Dr. Landel develops and administers workshops on how to identify and track invasive species that affect state landscapes, produces online educational materials and the monthly “iWire invasives” newsletter, and collaborates with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas A&M Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Before joining the Wildflower Center, he spent more than 15 years teaching university courses ranging from basic biology and wildlife management to natural history, marine biology and fieldwork. He has experience with GIS, field mapping, plant and animal surveys, and radio-tracking. He has performed field research in the U.S. and abroad, including on endangered species in China and the Philippines. He has also volunteered on habitat restoration and rehabilitation projects and given educational presentations with local environmental groups in the Seattle, Washington area. He is presently a member of the Travis Audubon Society.

Dr. Landel received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of California – Davis and a doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Location: Williamson County, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office meeting room, 3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626 (map) (business hours phone 512- 943-3300).

Schedule: 6:00 pm Social Time with light refreshments; 6:30 pm a short business meeting & announcements; followed by the program at 7:00 pm, and usually ending approximately 8:00 pm.

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Master Naturalist meetings are free and open to the public. Non-members are encouraged to attend and learn how Texas Master Naturalists are involved in Williamson County.

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