Thursday, August 12, 2010

NBII to Attend the 17th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS)

USGS scientist and NBII invasive species information manager Annie Simpson will give a speed poster presentation about "Creating Tools for Invasive Species Decision Support" at the International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS), to be held from 29 August to 02 September in San Diego. Hosted this year by the Bureau of Reclamation, the ICAIS conference series has evolved over the last decade into the most comprehensive international forum for the review of accumulated scientific knowledge on aquatic invasive species, and also includes discussion of policy, legislation, public education and outreach initiatives to raise awareness of the impacts of aquatic invasive species and prevent new introductions. More than 400 participants from 30 countries are expected to attend, and Ms. Simpson will promote participation in the Global Invasive Species Information Network, which was formed in 2004.    

(Photo: A cluster of developing wild blackberry (Rubus sp.) fruit. The star-like sepals remain after the petals of the flower have fallen off. Credit: © 2009 Elizabeth A. Sellers/


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