events in MN
10, 2006 08:03 PDT
This is a big week as my graduate student Andy Holdsworth
defended his Ph.D. Thesis: 'Earthworm Invasion: Patterns,
Effects, and Implications for Conservation in Northern Hardwood
complete with public seminar, private exam with the faculty
following party on Monday.
Several visitors have been here for the occasion including
who have been busy going to concerts and comparing the MN
Orchestra to the
renowned orchestras of their home towns, Cleveland and
world renowned earthworm expert Paul Hendrix from the University
Georgia. Dr. Hendrix is following European earthworm invasions,
Asian earthworm invasions on top of those in the GSMNP. Needless
big changes are coming to the park as these worms eat their way
just like the changes we are now observing in the Porkies,
Berkshires, and other areas we thought were relatively safe.
...Pretty soon it will be time to select a new graduate student
to carry on
the earthworm invasion research.