Conference Presentations for Midwest Invasive Plant Network Symposium, December 10-11, 2008

To view a complete agenda of the Symposium, click here.

Wednesday, December 10

Welcome and Introduction of MIPN Activities. Kate Howe, Midwest Invasive Plant Network Coordinator

Invasives and Climate Change. Thomas J. Stohlgren, U.S. Geological Survey

Invasives and Biofuels. Roger Anderson, Illinois State University

Invasive Plants in the Midwest. Debbie Maurer, Lake County Forest Preserve District, Illinois (note: this presentation was substituted for the one below by Kay Havens. Kay was unable to attend due to illness)

Reducing seed output and seed viability of cultivars:  How much is enough to create a plant that will not be invasive? Kay Havens, Chicago Botanic Garden

Beyond the browsing effects: Deer suppress unpalatable natives and facilitate an invasive plant species’ success in forests.  Susan Kalisz, University of Pittsburgh

Direct and indirect effects of invasive plants on tree regeneration. Scott J. Meiners and Laura M. Ladwig, Eastern Illinois University 

Midwest Invasive Plant Network Annual Meeting - MIPN Update. Kate Howe, Midwest Invasive Plant Network Coordinator

Contributed papers on invasive plants - the Wednesday afternoon papers are not available. Please contact individual authors (posted on the agenda) if you would like more information.

 

Thursday, December 11 – Two concurrent sessions all day

Session A, Morning:

At the Crossroads: Invasive Species in Indiana – a legislative update. Ellen Jacquart, The Nature Conservancy

Canada Thistle Management Workshop*. M. Haar and Roger Becker, University of Minnesota; M. Moechnig, South Dakota State University

Garlic mustard workshop. Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin; Kevin Gibson, Purdue University; Jeannie Katovich, University of Minnesota:

Reed canarygrass management workshop. Kelly Kearns, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Rich Dunbar and Nate Simons, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; Scott Fetters, J.F. New; Tom Simpson, McHenry County Conservation District:

Session A, Afternoon:

Japanese stiltgrass management workshop. S. Luke Flory, Indiana University; Bonnie Wolf, The Nature Conservancy
                       
Asian Bush Honeysuckle Control Options and Strategies. Ron Rathfon and Zach Lowe, Purdue University

Fire and plant invasions in the Midwest. S. Luke Flory, Indiana University; Joseph Robb, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge; Roger Anderson, Illinois State University; Joanne Rebbeck, USDA Forest Service; Brian Winters, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge; Chad Bladow, The Nature Conservancy; Tom Post, Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

Invasive Plant Impacts. Zach Lowe, Purdue University

 

Session B, Morning:

Using weed-free forage and mulch to prevent the introduction of invasive plants. Kate Howe, Midwest Invasive Plant Network/Purdue University

Invasive Plant Management on Rights-of-Way. Robert Masters, Dow AgroSciences; Reid Smeda, University of Missouri; P.David Cornett, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Clyde Mason, Indiana Department of Transportation:

Cooperative Weed Management Areas:  What are they and how can you start one? Kate Howe, Midwest Invasive Plant Network/Purdue University; Carmen Chapin, National Park Service and Northwoods CWMA:

Session B, Afternoon:

Scientific risk assessment and its policy applications for preventing plant invasions. Reuben Keller, University of Notre Dame; Doug Keller, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; Kelly Kearns, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:

Discussion of invasive plant research and management needs in the Midwest. Alice Heikens, Franklin College - Midwest Invasive Plant Concerns Qestionnaire

Research-Management Collaboration. Heather L. Reynolds and Sarah Shannon, Indiana University; Chad Kirschbaum, Wayne National Forest - Ironton District; Brian McCarthy, Ohio University; Elizabeth L. Middleton, Indiana University; Chip O'Leary, The Nature Conservancy; Kathleen S. Knight, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station; Joy Marburger, National Park Service:

Best Management Practices.  Kelly Kearns, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Carmen Chapin, National Park Service

 

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