Biological invasions: What’s new, and why the controversy

5th Annual La Kretz Public Lecture by Professor Daniel Simberloff, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville presented May 4, 2014 at the UCLA La Kretz Center for for California Conservation Science.

Daniel Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee. His writings center on ecology, biogeography, evolution, and conservation biology; much of his research focuses on causes and consequences of biological invasions. His research projects are on insects, plants, fungi, birds, and mammals.

At the University of Tennessee he directs the Institute for Biological Invasions. He is editor-in-chief of Biological Invasions, senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011), and has just published a book, Invasive Species: What Everyone Needs to Know. He served on the United States National Science Board 2000-2006 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His website is