Dr Alia Khan
Invasive species pose threats to ecosystems worldwide, which are often exacerbated by anthropogenic activities. As an aquatic invasive species boat inspector, I worked in an effort to prevent the spread of these harmful plants and animals into Bellingham’s local lakes. During the 2022 season, the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) team and I successfully intercepted many high-risk vessels set to enter local lakes. After these vessels were identified as a high risk of harboring aquatic invasive species, the vessels were decontaminated using a high-pressure hot-wash unit.
Rowlen, Lewis, "City of Bellingham - Aquatic Invasive Boat Inspection Intern" (2022). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 76.
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