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National Invasive Species Awareness Week Webinars

February 15th, 2017

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 27 – March 3, 2017  


​The full schedule of events for NISAW-17 is on the website:​


Invasive Species Reality Check: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?




Monday Feb 27 – Impacts and Prevention 

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. Register Here

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. Register Here


Tuesday Feb 28  – Early Detection and Response

2:00p ET Use of Landsat time series for large-scale mapping of invasive species distributions. Valerie Pasquarella, Post-doc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst / Northeast Climate Science Center. Register Here

3:00p ET Picking Our Battles: A Strategy to Enhance Success of Invasive Plant Projects. Rachel Stevens, Stewardship Coordinator and Wildlife Ecologist, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  Register Here


Wednesday March 1 – Innovative Methods

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. Register here


Thursday March 2 –  Creating Behavior Change

2:00p ET PlayCleanGo: Research on the Power of Positive Messaging. Susan Burks, Forestry and Invasive Species Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Register Here

3:00p ET Eleven Years of Firewood Behavior Change Research- What is working, and where should we go from here? Leigh Greenwood, Don’t Move Firewood Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Missoula MT. Register Here


Friday March 3 – Public-Private Partnerships

11a ET. European Grapevine Moth Eradication Program – a Formula for a Successful Eradication Project. Nick Condos, Director, Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA. Register Here

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