Invasive species expert to discuss research on CJAM

Zebra mussels, round gobies and other invasive species have been living in the Great Lakes and other inland Canadian waters for years now, but could soon spread to the Canadian Arctic according to a leading conservation ecologist and expert on the subject.

"The Canadian north is primed for new invasions as shipping traffic increases and climate warming renders Arctic habitats more suitable for invaders," says Hugh MacIsaac a professor in the university's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research and director of the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network.

Dr. MacIsaac will discuss his research at 4:30 p.m. today on Research Matters, a weekly talk show that focuses on University of Windsor researchers and airs Thursdays on CJAM 99.1 FM.