Conference on invasive and alien plants November 2003

October 06, 2003

Giant hogweed, cheatgrass, Miconia, purple loosestrife, yellow starthistle, saltcedar, Lygodium, Arundo; these are some of the invasive plants that will be addressed as scientists and managers join forces for a conference on Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems: Linking Science and Management (IPINAMS). The conference will be held November 3-8, 2003, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi7).

The conference will bring together ecologists, weed scientists, private and public land managers, agricultural scientists, policy makers, and others interested in invasive species issues. Featuring three and a half days of plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, contributed poster and oral presentations, and roundtable discussions, the meeting will also offer pre- and post-conference field trips.

The IPINAMS-EMAPI Conference is cosponsored by the Weed Science Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, and numerous other societies and federal agencies. A full searchable list of abstracts is available at: http://199.245.200.45/pweb/?SOCIETY=esawssa&YEAR=2003. Registration and further information about the conference may be viewed at http://www.esa.org/ipinams-emapi7/.
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Founded in 1915, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a scientific, non-profit, organization with over 7800 members. Through ESA reports, journals, membership research, and expert testimony to Congress, ESA seeks to promote the responsible application of ecological data and principles to the solution of environmental problems. For more information about the Society and its activities, access ESA's web site at: http://www.esa.org.

The Weed Science Society of America was founded in 1956. The Society was established to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The society membership currently consists of approximately 2,000 scientists worldwide. The Society publishes two journals, Weed Science and Weed Technology. For more information about the Society visit http://www.wssa.net.

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