Newton Conservators Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
295 California Street, Newtonville map
6pm - Social gathering;
7pm - Dinner and program
Professor Connolly will focus on the most common invasive plant species in Massachusetts. The topics covered will include ecological impacts, invasive species origin and spread, species identification, and common control methods. A short section on new invaders to the state will be covered as well as a discussion on biocontrol and early detection rapid response.
Dr. Bryan Connolly is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Framingham State University; he is also President of the New England Botanical Club. Bryan's previous professional roles have included being Massachusetts State Botanist for Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, as well as being the volunteer coordinator for the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England through the New England Wild Flower Society. He is a coauthor of "The Vascular Plants of Massachusetts: A County Checklist, First Revision" and has published sixteen scientific articles.