Halophila stipulacea: The Spread of a Non-native Species in the Eastern Caribbean

This webinar was organized by Antonio Farchette, Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Paul Jobsis and Teresa Turner and hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands

A  H. Stipulacea  seagrass bed photographed in St. Thomas, USVI waters.

A H. Stipulacea seagrass bed photographed in St. Thomas, USVI waters.

 

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This webinar focused on providing information to resource management agencies along US Gulf Coast, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Sea. Discussed was H. stipulacea biology, historical spread, genetic findings, and management policies relying on relevant polices for other plants that invade the marine environment. 

Presenting were Dr. Demian Willette, Loyola Marymount University; Dr. Jud Kenworthy, retired, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency; Dr. Brigitta van Tussenbroek, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Drs. Paul Jobsis and Alice Stanford, University of the Virgin Islands.

Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Susan Williams.

Thank you to all who participated.