Monday, August 30, 2010

USGS Scientist to be Keynote Speaker at the Celebration of the Mexican National Strategy on Invasive Species

USGS/NBII scientist Annie Simpson has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the Mexican release of their National Strategy on Invasive Species, on September 7, 2010, in Mexico City. Organized by the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) and the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), the event will be attended by ministers of the different sectors of the Mexican government, scientific experts, the press, and the general public. Ms. Simpson's address will have input from the liaisons to the US National Invasive Species Council, describe invasive species as a cross-cutting issue, and speak to the importance of North American cooperation for an effective response to biological invasions.  

(Photo: Giant reed (Arundo donax), pictured, is one of many invasive species of great concern in Mexico.  Photo credit: David J. Moorhead, University of Georgia,


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