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April 30, 2015 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Welcome Center Auditorium | Map
42 W. Warren
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne Seminar on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium. The guest presenter will be Tammy Newcomb, Senior Water Policy Advisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. She will present,"Michigan’s New Invasive Species Initiative." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested.

Abstract: The Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Environmental Quality, and Natural Resources are working together to provide a holistic and coordinated approach to invasive species management in Michigan.  The Michigan Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan was recently revised and a new Michigan Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan is under development.  The recently dedicated five million dollar General Fund investment in the prevention, detection, eradication, and management of invasive species provides for a tremendous opportunity by the State in collaboration with its partners to make serious strides in managing invasive species.  The Michigan Invasive Species Grants Program, the state agency processes, and the framework for this initiative will be discussed.

Bio: Dr. Newcomb grew up exploring the woods and waters in Spring Arbor, Michigan.  She has a Master's degree from West Virginia University and a B.S. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Fisheries Science.  In her current role, she is the Senior Water Policy Advisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources where she serves as the Department lead on Asian carp and as co-chair for the Council of Great Lakes Governor's Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force.  Prior to her 12 years with the State of Michigan, she was an Assistant Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Dr. Newcomb and her husband have a 5 year old daughter and live on a hobby farm in Webberville.

For more information about this event, please contact Shyam Patel at 313-577-5696 or eq1022@wayne.edu.