The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac’s fall lecture series on sustainability concludes on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in UC-114 (LGI Room) with the topic “Invasive Plant Species and Chemical Warfare” presented by David Demezas, biological sciences professor.
Those attending this lecture will learn about plants that produce a myriad of compounds for different purposes including protection against herbivores and invasive processes. This may be one mechanism that allows invasive plant species to become established in new territories. Garlic mustard is a highly invasive plant species that is found in many different locations in Fond du Lac County. Results from undergraduate students' research projects on compounds from garlic mustard will be presented.