Thank you to participants, speakers, our partner NSERC, and sponsor BC Hydro for joining IPCBC and its Research and Development Committee for “Responding to Invasive Species,” our second successful Research Forum. More than 100 people attended this event on October 18th and 19th in Richmond, where speakers had an opportunity share their research on invasive species within North America.
We are pleased to provide conference presentations, and will soon be posting a conference summary. We hope you will continue to be involved in invasive species research, management, education, and prevention!
Conference Booklet (pdf - 2 MB) - This includes the Agenda, Speaker Abstracts and Biographies, and Poster Room Presentations.
Report #17: Forum Summary (pdf - 4.6 MB). This document summarizes the oral and poster presentations, as well as research priorities identified for BC and recommendations for future research forums.
Research Forum Speaker Presentations
Aquatic Invasions and Pathways by Dr. Hugh MacIsaac, University of Windsor (pdf - 2.3MB)
Complexities of Invasive Vertebrate Impacts and Management: Case of the Bullfrog in British Columbia by Dr. Purnima Govindarajulu, Ministry of Environment (pdf - 2.6MB)
Ecology and Impact of Introduced Oysters by Dr. Jennifer Ruesink, University of Washington (pdf 4.3MB)
Ecosystem Services: The Significance of Contributions by Invasive Plant Species by Dr. Stephen Young, University of Nebraska (pdf - 3.6MB)
How does Himalayan Blackberry Impact Breeding Bird Diversity? by Caroline Astley, Hemmera (pdf - 2.3MB)
Indirect Effects of Humans on Invasive Plant Species Distribution by Dr. Peter Arcese, University of British Columbia (pdf - 9.1MB)
Invasive Species, Adaptation and Climate Change by Dr. Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada (pdf - 2.1MB)
Long Term Decline in Knapweed in BC by Don Gayton, Forrex (pdf - 2MB)
Mycorrhizal Symbioses and Plant Invasions by Dr. John Klironomos, University of British Columbia Okanagan (pdf - 800kb)
Novel Ecosystems by Dr. Valentin Schaefer, University of Victoria (pdf - 3.8MB)
Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum): Research Update, Risk Analysis and Mitigation Approach for Canada by Dr. Simon Shamoun, Canadian Forest Service (pdf - 3.4MB)
Sustaining the Control of Invasive Species: Countering Polemics and Public Apathy by Dr. Richard Mack, Washington State University (pdf - 1.5MB)
The Effects of Climate Change on the Competitive Ability of Spotted Knapweed and Yellow Toadflax by Dr. Lauchlan Fraser, Thompson Rivers University (pdf - 6MB)
The Royal BC Museum: A Research Resource by Dr. Ken Marr, Royal BC Museum (pdf - 8.7MB)
The Spatial Ecology of Invaded Habitats by Dr. Jason Pither, University of British Columbia Okanagan (pdf - 2.1MB)
Treatment Efficacy Trials for an Emerging Invasive Plant: Garlic Mustard (Allaria petiolata) by Becky Brown, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (pdf - 5.2MB)
Using Genetic Techniques to Track Introduction and Distribution of Larinus sp. by Dr. Judith Myers, University of British Columbia (pdf - 1.7MB)
Using Natural Enemies to Control Invasive Alien Plants by Dr. Dick Shaw, CABI (video web link)
Using Spatial Models to Evaluate Alternative Weed Management Strategies by Leonardo Frid, ESSA Technologies Ltd. (pdf - 2MB)