Friday, August 20, 2010

NBII Contributions at Weeds Across Borders 2010

NBII Node Managers Annie Simpson, Elizabeth Sellers, and Marcia McNiff provided logistical support to Elizabeth Galli-Noble, Director, Center for Invasive Plant Management, in planning the Weeds Across Borders tri-national conference on Plant Invasions: Policies, Politics, and Practices, which was held June 1-4, 2010, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. During the conference, Ms. Simpson chaired a plenary session on invasive species early detection and rapid response (EDRR), and Ms. Sellers and Ms. Simpson gave presentations and a poster on invasive species tools and partnerships. Northeast regional representation was provided by Marcia McNiff and NBII partner Dr. Les Mehrhoff, Director, Invasive Plant Atlas of New England. Dr. Randy Westbrooks, Invasive Species Prevention Specialist, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, and Dr. William P. Gregg, USGS Emeritus and former Coordinator of the USGS Invasive Species Science Program, also represented USGS at the conference.

Photo: Kudzu (Pueraria montana) blanketing open area. Photo: John Mosesso/


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