Wednesday, March 1st
(25 min; 5 min Q/A)
11:30a ET. Innovative Controls for Common Reed (Phragmites) in the Great Lakes Region. Kurt P. Kowalski, PhD, Research Ecologist, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, MI
12:00p ET. Development of a Species-specific Trap for Invasive Lionfish. Pam Schofield and Bob Hickerson, Research Fish Biologist at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Gainesville, FL.
2:00p ET. Biological Control Agents Being Employed for Control of the Emerald Ash Borer. Jian J. Duan, PhD, Research Entomologist/Lead Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit, DE.
Federal Agency Fair
4p: Event starts
Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, National Wildlife Refuge Service, U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Agricultural Library and Systematic Entomology Laboratory; and the National Invasive Species Council
5p: Food service starts.
Welcoming Remarks: Rick Otis
Invasive Species Caucus: Congressional Members Rep Michael Thompson (CA) and Rep Stefanik (NY)
Federal Agency Representative: Jamie Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Secretariat, Washington, DC
Award presentation: (10 mins)
Todd Neel (USFS) Synopsis of Rita Beard’s career
Annie Simpson (USGS) announcement of FICMNEW’s Jerry Asher National Invasive Plant Management Memorial Award to Rita Beard and presentation of multi-partner gift to Beard family.
6p: Program ends
7p: Reception ends; clear out