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Science Pub: I Invade With a Little Help From My Friends: How People Moved Plants Around the World

Join the Science Pub for a fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature.

When: Monday, May 27, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: 21+

Categories: Special Events

Description:

At Science Pub, there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Whether you are a science genius or non-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations. Open to ages 21+ and no tickets or reservations are required. Be sure to get to Dargan’s early for a seat and order your favorite drink and treat.
Located at Dargan’s Santa Barbara on 18 E. Ortega St. Some street parking is available, and Lot #10 is conveniently located adjacent to Dargan’s (first 75 minutes free).

“I Invade With a Little Help From My Friends: How People Moved Plants Around The World”
with Nate Emery and Nicole Molinari
Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Department, UCSB

Plants provide a number of human services and as a result have been transported around the globe for agriculture, medicine, building materials and more. In addition, there is an ever increasing number of plants that are accidentally introduced (i.e. hitchhikers) through a variety of means. Some introduced species have little effect on the regions they invade, while others can transform landscapes.
Come join Nate Emery and Nicole Molinari for a tale of how humans have moved plants beyond their natural geographic barriers and the potential environmental impacts that ensue. We will discuss the history of plant trading, as well as highlight a few of our local exotic invaders.

Phone: 805-682-4711

Event posted April 9, 2013
Last updated April 9, 2013

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