Dan Simberloff, a professor who is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species, was featured in the Korea Times. He advised the Korean government this week to set up regulations to counter the trade of “invasive species” there and protect Korea’s biodiversity. Speaking at the World Leaders’ Conservation Forum on Jeju Island, Simberloff said piranhas recently found in a reservoir in Hoengseong, Gangwon Province, are a good example of environmental threats posed by invasive species. Read the story here.
Simberloff is the Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.