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Meeting the Challenge:

Preventing, Detecting, and
Controlling Invasive Plants

University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle, WA
September 16-17, 2014

Conference Mission Statement

Invasive plants are a significant threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function. New introductions continue to emerge through a variety of pathways and vectors, while existing invaders continue to persist and expand their range. Changes in climate, land use, and biotic interactions present new challenges in controlling the spread of these invaders. Land managers and scientists will hear the latest information on how to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to these persistent and emerging threats. Conference presentations, both invited and contributed, will stimulate dialogue, raise new questions and offer innovative solutions. Participants from throughout northwestern North America will contribute ideas and meet colleagues for collaboration.

Keynote Speakers:

September 16 - Dan Simberloff, University of Tennessee
September 17 - Jason S. McLachlan, University of Notre Dame

Conference Schedule

Presenter Abstracts

Conference announcement

Contact the conference e-mail for general questions at InvasivePlantsConf@gmail.com or call (206) 685-8033. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Sasha McGuire at urbhort@uw.edu or (206) 685-8033

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