Live from the Field: Freshwater Invasions

Bring researchers into your classroom and give students a window into the process of scientific inquiry. Join us for an informal chat with researchers studying invasive species in freshwater systems in Ohio, Ontario, Canada and California. Find out who they are, how they got interested in their research, and the scientific questions they are asking. Instructor Guide available.


Researchers from field stations around the world

  • Shelley E. Arnott, Professor and Associate Director, Queen’s University Biological Station (Ontario, Canada)
  • Ted Grosholz, Professor and Specialist in Cooperative Extension, University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Reserve (California, U.S.A)
  • Emily Nicholls, Former Undergraduate Researcher and Biology Honors Student, Ashland University, Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center (Ohio, U.S.A)

Moderated by Patricia Saunders, Professor of Biology & Director, Environmental Science Program, Ashland University


"Live from the Field" events are 50-minute events where researchers with three field sites describe their interests and research in 8-minute videos, then participants join a live moderated Q&A session with the researchers. Events are recorded for asynchronous instructional use, and available to all at

In this event, we'll learn about two wetland plant communities and the role of Reed Canary Grass, fighting the spread of invasive species in Ontario, and impacts of climate change and biological invasions like the European green crab in coastal ecosystems.

“Live from the Field” events are international collaborations led by the Center for Environmental Inquiry that give students virtual field experiences in ecosystems all over the world. Events are informal and open to everyone to generate opportunities to speak with researchers and develop a personal interest in doing research. All are welcome. For more information: Dr. Claudia Luke, Sonoma State University,

How to Sign Up

Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

Event times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time.

This event is geared toward undergraduate level college students who have taken at least one Biology course, but all are welcome.

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

Admission Fees
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Contact Name
Kerry Wininger
Date & Time Registration Link
Monday, October, 25, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm