Monday, February 27th
Impacts and Prevention
10:00a ET Informal MeetUp at U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory An informal, no-host hour-long event to wander through the indoor garden together, which includes some species that have become invasive at many locations on the planet. 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001. Don’t be late, or you’ll miss the lunch seminars on the Hill! https://www.usbg.gov/conservatory
(25 min; 5 min Q/A)
11:30a ET Protecting America’s Forests and Cities from Imported Forest Pests: Tree-SMART Trade. Gary Lovett, PhD, Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
12:00p ET Forest Pest Insects and Pathogens: Detected Late with Little Information: How Should We Respond? Faith Campbell, PhD, Center for Invasive Species Prevention, Washington DC.
2:00p ET Some Rapid Risk Assessment Tools for Nonnative Species: Where Are We, and Where Do We Need to Go? Mike Hoff, PhD, (USFWS-retired), Eagan, MN.
3:00p ET Invasive Aquatic Plants in the Florida Landscape: Solving Problems with Interagency Cooperation. Melissa Smith, PhD., Research Ecologist at Invasive Plant Research Lab, Fort Lauderdale, FL.