LEEF Speaker Series: “Research and Removal efforts for invasive Burmese Pythons in Southwestern Florida”

Thursday, July 01, 2021 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

“Research and Removal efforts for invasive Burmese Pythons in Southwestern Florida”

Ian Bartoszek is a Wildlife Biologist and the Science Project Manager at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida where he has worked for the past twenty years. He has extensive field experience within the Greater Everglades ecosystem and has conducted biological monitoring research for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project under the comprehensive Everglades restoration plan since 2001. Mr. Bartoszek served as the invasive animal lead for the Southwest Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. He is currently the project manager on a long-term collaborative radio-telemetry research project tracking Burmese pythons. His team has captured and removed over 20,000 pounds of python from southwestern Florida.

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