I'm forwarding this to the JBS list for Les Mehrhoff:
SAVE THESE DATES!!! A CALL FOR PAPERS!!!
New England Invasive Plant Summit: Friday and Saturday, September
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, Massachusetts.
Convened by: Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) and New
Invasive Plant Group (NIPGro). Funded in part by a grant from the
Department of Agriculture
Principle organizers: University of Connecticut, Silvio O. Conte
National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, New England Wild Flower
University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Gather together with scientists, land managers, policy-makers,
horticulturists, industry leaders and volunteers who are seeking
sharing information about how we can work together to find
the invasive plant problem in our region. The conference will
research on the biology and management of invasive plant species.
addition, national & regional perspectives will be offered on the
following topics: identifying research needs, risk assessment,
inventory, early detection/rapid response, biological control,
restoration, and green industry involvement. Organizations and
will show displays highlighting their activities.
The following national leaders in the invasive plant field have
invited to speak in plenary sessions and panel discussions:
Chris Dionigi, National Invasive Species Council
Richard Mack, Washington State University
Robert Pemberton, U.S. Department of Agriculture
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy
Sarah Reichard, University of Washington
Tom Stohlgren, National Institute of Invasive Species Science
Randy Westbrooks, USGS Invasive Plant Coordinator
Abstracts for proposed presentations (oral and posters) are invited
additional contributors. Of most interest are research findings on
biology and management of plant species invasive in the Northeast
(especially New England), as well as case studies of management
successes. Due to the nature of the Summit, only a very limited
of oral presentations can be accommodated. These will be selected
Program Committee to best address the needs of the program.
alternative presentation format, will be an integral part of the
with authors present during dedicated viewing times. Posters offer
unique opportunity for extended discussion on cutting-edge results
ideas with Summit participants.
Once planning is complete, a full agenda and registration
will be posted on the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England website:
http://invasives.eeb.uconn.edu/ipane. Registration for one or both
will be accommodated.
Abstracts (250 word limitation) for contributed posters and
oral sessions must be received no later than 5:00pm EST Friday, May
2003. Abstracts and associated information should be submitted
electronic submission form on http://invasives.eeb.uconn.edu/ipane
between April 1 and May 30, 2003. Additional information on
format will be provided starting April 1 on the above website.
Acceptance of presentations/posters to the program will be
notification sent on July 15.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE
SUMMIT. AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR POSTING IS ATTACHED.
***NO NEW INVASIONS***
IPANE Web site: http://invasives.eeb.uconn.edu/ipane
"What is our educational system doing to encourage personal amateur
scholarship in the natural-history
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, Ph.D.
Director, Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
George Safford Torrey Herbarium
University of Connecticut
75 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3043
Office phone (860) 486-5708 FAX (860) 486-6364