Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Invasive Plants Conference Currently At Center For Urban Horticulture

UW Botanic Gardens is holding a two day conference today and tomorrow called "Meeting the Challenge: Preventing, Detecting, and Controlling Invasive Plants" from 8am-7pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

The information says:

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.

For more information go here.

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