The ISC's Research and Development Committee helps coordinates research involving invasive species through events such as Research Forums, and has developed a searchable online database, the 'BC Invasive Plant Research Database.'
The BC Invasive Plant Research Database is a searchable database where you can learn about the interesting projects and publications completed by BC researchers in recent years. Or, if you are a researcher and would like to share your project, please enter your information and share it with others! Visit the database.
The ISC's 2nd Research Forum, “Responding to Invasive Species,” was held with successful reviews in October 2011. This two-day forum highlighted research on invasive species in BC, Canada, and North America. The forum provided an opportunity for researchers, students, academics, and invasive species managers to learn about new projects underway, and to network with the invasive species community.
Participants enjoyed presentations on the following topics: new concepts in invasion biology; biology and ecology of invasive species; social aspects of invasion; pathways of invasion; and management strategies. Overall, the diversity of speakers and participants was viewed as a highlight, along with the opportunities for networking. Conference presentations can be viewed under Resources.
Thank you to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Environment Canada and BC Hydro for sponsoring "Responding to Invasive Species."
|Participants enjoy presentations during ISC's second Research Forum, "Responding to Invasive Species."
Report No. 11: A Road Map for Invasive Plant Research in BC: Where do we go from here?