The U.S. Geological Survey recently announced that Northeast CASC Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli has been appointed to the new Biological Threats and Invasive Species Research Program (BTP) Council.
Northeast CASC Ecologist Appointed to National Biological Threats Council
The Biological Threats and Invasive Species Research Program (BTP) assists resource managers in mitigating the effects of invasive species through research and development of new management techniques and decision support tools. The recently established BTP council was created to advise the future direction and informational needs of this program and includes members from the USGS, the Department of the Interior, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Northeast CASC Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli was appointed to the council due to her work with the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Network, a collaborative program she co-founded that is designed to synthesize and share relevant science on climate change and invasive species impacts across the region. The RISCC program’s success has made it a model for other regional CASCs to base their knowledge-sharing systems on, with four CASCs developing similar networks in the past year.
“I am honored to have been invited to join the BTP Council and participate in its vital work. As the lone representative of the CASC network serving on this body, I will bring a unique perspective to its activities, particularly through my experience with the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Network. I look forward to drawing from this experience in making meaningful contributions to the Council,” said Morelli.
Learn More about the Biological Threats and Invasive Species Program.