15th Annual meeting Anchorage

Aquatic Invasive Species Management

Sonar® Aquatic Herbicide Use Patterns for Eradication of Invasive Aquatic Plants
Scott Shulert and Andres Skibo, SePRO Corporation

Elodea on the Kenai Peninsula and What We’re Doing About It
John Morton,1 Brianne Blackburn2 and Matt Steffy3
1U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
2Alaska Department of Natural Resources
3Homer Soil and Water Conservation District

Herbicides for Your Lake? Stakeholder Preferences and Values on Elodea Eradication
Tobias Schwörer, University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research

Preparing Permits for Elodea Treatments on the Kenai Peninsula
Matt Steffy, Homer Soil and Water Conservation District

Considerations for the Development of Aquatic Plant Survey Methods for Alaska 
Cecil F. Rich and Suresh A. Sethi, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Control and Eradication of Invasive Northern Pike in Southcentral Alaska
Kristine Dunker, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish

Terrestrial Invasive Species Management

Caribou Control on Kagalaska Island, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Steve Ebbert, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

Regional Briefs
Louisa Branchflower and Gooseberry Peter, Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District
Blythe Brown, Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District
Genelle Winter, Metlakatla Indian Community
Jennifer Poindexter, Alaska Association of Conservation Districts, Western Alaska LCC

Mayday, Mayday: Alien Trees Are Taking Over Alaska’s Forests
Tim Stallard, Anchorage Parks Foundation

2014 Canada Thistle Management in Anchorage: A New Approach
Heather Stewart, Department of Natural Resources

National Park Service Updates
Chris Overbaugh, National Park Service, Exotic Plant Management Team

Recent Advances in Management of Invasive Plants in the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska
Bill Pyle, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge


Department of Transportation Integrated Vegetation Management Plan implementation
Katrina LeMieux, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Northern Region Maintenance and Operations 

Pesticide Certification and IPM Plans
Karin Hendrickson, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Pesticide Control Program

Research and Education

Aminopyralid and Clopyralid in Alaskan Soils: Field Degradation and Microbial Effects
Patrick Tomco, Khrys Duddleston, Emily Schultz and Steve Seefeldt, University of Alaska Anchorage

Approaches to Invasive Species in Rapid Ecoregional Assessments
Matt Carlson, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program

Exotic Earthworms as a Trophic Subsidy to Native Salmonids
Daniel J. Rinella,1 Coowe Walker2 and Dustin Merrigan3
1University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Biological Sciences and Alaska Natural Heritage Program, 
2Kachemak Bay Research Reserve       
3University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program

Evolutionary Divergence in the Invasive Species Melilotus officinalis in Minnesota Tells a Story of Things to Come in Alaska
Rachel Mills, ASRC Energy Services

Effects of Introduced Melilotus albus on Insect-Mediated Reproduction of Boreal Ericaceous Plants
Katie V. Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife 

Moose Winter Damage to Native Trees and Shrubs in Relation to the Relative Abundance of Non-native Chokecherry Trees
Gino Graziano, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service

Using Citizen Science for Detection of Marine Invasive Species
Catie M. Bursch, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve

Integrating Ecology and Education Research to Foster Resilience to Non-native Plant Invasions in Alaska
Katie V. Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife 

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