Dr Joanna Bagniewska

Monday, February 6 2017 at 7:30PM

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Dr Joanna Bagniewska

What's the talk about?

Aliens: supremely adaptable, successful and dangerous. A tagline for a sci-fi horror? No, it's the reality around us. Invasive alien species - species that have come, or been brought, from one part of the world to another - can pose a huge threat to our health, finances and biodiversity.

However, we can also learn a lot from them. How do we study them? What do we know about them? Can we stop the invasions? Mink, crabs, hogweed, sea squirts, parakeets, algae, giant rhubarb – the list is growing all the time.

Dr Joanna Bagniewska is a zoologist at the University of Reading specialising in behavioural ecology. In her spare time she does science stand-up comedy. She comes from Poland and is married to Batman.