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Invasive Species: The View from China


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Carried over in cargo from China, invasive species such as Chinese mitten crabs, Asian green crabs and gypsy moths, threaten the Northwest’s ecosystems. And China has problems with invaders like spartina and water hyacinth. Dr. Sam Chan from Oregon State University leads his team to Beijing, Shanghai and Oregon’s sister province, Fujian, looking for global solutions to this growing problem.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Ed Jahn

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Invasive Species: The View from China; ODOT Troubleshooters; Reptile Fossils (1909)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1909
Original Broadcast: February 14, 2008