Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 24, 2023
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
The Webinar will provide a high-level overview of the African clawed frog, beginning with a description of the invasive amphibian, identification tips, and pathway of introduction. The frog’s distribution and impacts in Washington will be presented. Finally, current management efforts and how to help will be addressed. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has approved one pesticide recertification credit for those who attend the entire Webinar.
Dr. Max Lambert earned his doctorate from Yale University where he studied aquatic biodiversity in urban and suburban areas and impacts from invasive species, pollution, and other land use. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California Berkeley and the University of Washington where he studied the value of urban habitats for amphibians. He is a senior research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife where he leads the Aquatic Research Section which implements a diversity of conservation and restoration studies for aquatic habitats and species. Throughout his career, he has worked on diverse invasive amphibian and reptile species as well as aquatic invasive pathogens and invertebrates.