Eating Invaders (and Other Strategies for Managing Invasive Species)

To the untrained eye, invasive species blend into the environment, so unless they are incredibly ugly (snakehead anyone?) — or trendy (bacon-wrapped wild boar chops?) — they’re not often a topic of conversation. But invasive species, from bamboo and eucalyptus to Asian carp and zebra mussels, disrupt their environments and have serious ecological impacts. In this podcast, Josh Galperin, associate director of the Yale Center of Environmental Law & Policy, and Connie Vogelmann, Yale Law School ’14, discuss invasive species management, highlighting one troubling trend — eating invaders — that may have unintended consequences.