Introducing Invasive Species

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Invasive species often cause imbalances in existing ecosystems, leading to harmful changes in the environment they come to inhabit. As a result, the arrival of these species is often met with panic and violence against the animals and plants themselves, despite the fact that their journey to new territories is largely enabled by human-made channels. Join Director of the Freshwater Lab at UIC Rachel Havrelock; attorney, poet, and journalist Robert Hirschfeld; and artists/professors Sarah Lewison and Andrew Yang for a panel discussion about how invasive species were introduced in the Great Lakes and their detrimental and generative effects on these bodies of water.

This program is the second panel in our Deep Dive: Great Lakes series, curated by Rachel Havrelock.


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