Here at Grist, we get a lot of requests for help with problems that, frankly, we’re not smart enough or equipped enough to handle. So when a request comes along that we can actually do something about, it makes us happy.

Kimberly Garvie, a graduate student in economics at the University of Wyoming, asked us to spread the word about a survey on invasive species she’s doing for her thesis. Take the survey! Help her out! (Number-phobes, beware: it’s heavy on the econ, light on the invasives.)

For details, you can emailE=(‘kgarvie@’ + ‘’) document.write(‘‘ + ‘contact’ + ‘‘) her directly.