Seminar : Bioinvasives and fallow research in Papua New Guinea
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
357 Soils Building
Bioinvasion is recognised as an important component of the global biodiversity crisis, and some have argued that it is a threat more ominous than the greenhouse effect, industrial pollution or ozone depletion. This talk focuses on bioinvasives in Papua New Guinea and more specifically on the invasion of the shrub Piper aduncum. Piper aduncum, a shrub native to Central America, arrived in Papua New Guinea before the mid-1930s possibly from West Papua.