Invasive Species Conference – Albany NY – April 30-May 1

The New York Invasive Species Research Institute announces an invasive species conference in Rensselaerville, NY – Conferenence Info, Call for Posters, Reduced Fees

Odum Conference 2009, “Understanding and managing biological invasions as dynamic processes: integrating information across space and time,” will be held April 30 – May 1, 2009.

Venue: The E.N. Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station, and the Rensselaerville Meeting Center, both in a lovely, rural setting in Rensselaerville, New York, 25 miles from Albany.

This event will feature, as invited speakers, many of the most prominent figures in invasion ecology, management. For the speaker list, visit: http://nyisri.org/odumspeakers.aspx

Additionally, the conference will include a poster session and field workshops. For a complete conference program, visit: http://nyisri.org/odumprogram.aspx

Theme: This conference will focus on: 1) incorporating a long-term perspective into invasion ecology and management; 2) developing specific mechanisms to assemble and evaluate the needed data; and 3) fostering a collaborative research-management approach in which broad patterns are used to yield specific management recommendations.

Poster Submissions: We are calling for abstracts for posters addressing one or more of the following themes: a) invasive species monitoring and database initiatives; b) collaborative undertakings between invasive species ecologists and managers; c) invasive species management activities that incorporate a dynamic aspect (e.g., climate change, natural enemy acquisition, interactions of multiple invasive species); and d) basic research on dynamic aspects of invasions. The deadline for abstract submission is now March 31, 2009. For submission procedures please visit: http://nyisri.org/odumposters.aspx

Reduced-fee packages: In order to make this conference available to potential participants from agencies and institutions who now have severe financial constraints, we have arranged for new, reduced fee conference packages, as well as low-cost student housing at the E. N. Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station.

New deadlines: We have postponed both the registration and abstract submission deadlines to March 31 to give potential participants ample time to take advantage of this new opportunity.

To see the professional credits now available for attending the conference, visit: http://nyisri.org/OdumProfCred.aspx

For any other conference information go to: http://nyisri.org/Odum.aspx or contact us at: odumconference@gmail.com

Thank you very much,
     Jonathan Rosenthal and Radka Wildova, Conference Co-Chairs
     Holly Menninger, Conference Coordinator

Click on Title link to visit the conference website. Thanks to Holly Menninger for the submission.

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