Faces of Change: Aquatic Invasive Species of the Ohio River
with Dr. Hank Jarboe, the Senior Regional Environmental Expert with the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Heather Farrington, Cincinnati Museum Center Curator of Zoology
Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
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Cincinnati is witnessing an environmental change occurring under the surface waters of the Ohio River. Since the start of sampling in the 1950s, over 170 species of aquatic fish, plants, mussels, and crawfish call the Ohio River their home. More than 15 of those species have been identified as invasive.
What is an invasive species? As recently defined by the Executive branch in 2016, it is a species of organism that is “not native to an ecosystem being considered and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.” Join Dr. Hank Jarboe of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Cincinnati Museum Center Curator of Zoology, Heather Farrington, as they provide insight into these aquatic invasive and non-native species, their impact on the natural system, and methodologies for their collection, detection, and identification.
The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum is located at 3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
In collaboration with the Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum