Discover Auburn Lecture Series speaker Stephen Ditchkoff to present lecture about wild pigs

Published: September 10, 2021

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Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series will present Stephen Ditchkoff, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, in a program entitled “The Scourge of North America: Invasive Wild Pigs” on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.

Wild pigs are considered to be the most important terrestrial vertebrate invasive species in North America and are estimated to cause more than $1.5 billion in agricultural damages annually. Their impacts are largely unknown to the public, but they pose considerable ecological problems to native plants and animals, serve as carriers of important zoonotic diseases and significantly impact water quality. During his talk, Ditchkoff will speak about the history of wild pigs in North America, the damages they cause and the outlook for controlling this invasive species.

People wishing to attend the lecture may attend in-person in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of Ralph Brown Draughon, or via Zoom by clicking here

This lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and Auburn University Libraries.

Submitted by: Jayson Hill