Developing A Framework and Tools for Strategic Management of Invasive Species in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

With limited funding available, managers must prioritize which invasive species and which areas need to be managed. This project will involve finding out which sites and species need to be prioritized for management within the Greater Toronto Area. Through formal discussions with different stakeholders in the area and by using existing data (e.g. species distribution and city attributes), high priority areas and invasive species can be mapped to help managers know where and which invasive species need to be controlled. The partner organization will benefit from this work by knowing which areas and species need to be prioritized for management to restore ecosystem functioning and service provision, while enhancing human well-being.

Luke Potgieter
Faculty Supervisor: 
Marc W. Cadotte
Partner University: