17th Annual Meeting Proceedings

Public Presentation
Nightmare in Fairbanks: Dealing with Bird VetchGino Graziano, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service

Marine Invasive Species
Biological introduction risks from shipping in a warming ArcticChris Ware, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

Proof-of-concept treatment trials: investigating options for in situ eradication of Didemnum vexillum (Kott, 2002) from Alaska waters - Tammy Davis, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish

Freshwater Invertebrate Invasive Species
Electrofishing and kick seining efforts for invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) on Kodiak Island, Alaska - Kelly Krueger, Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak. Project video

Towards an understanding of population structure and adaptation by invasive northern pike - Peter Westley, University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Elodea
The viability of the invasive plant Elodea spp. under simulated floatplane conditions - Piper Brase, West Valley High School, Fairbanks

Potential dispersal of invasive aquatic plants; a model of floatplane pilot behavior - Tobias Schworer, University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research

Identification of Alaskan Elodea species and small-scale treatment of Elodea on the Copper River Delta - Kate Mohatt, USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest

Importance of pre-treatment data to accompany management of Elodea canadensis and fisheries resources on the Copper River Delta - Elizabeth Camarata, USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest

Waterweed (Elodea spp.) invasion vulnerability to interior Alaska and updates to the AKEPIC data portal - Justin Fulkerson, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Center for Conservation Science.

Elodea in Alaska: eradication success and learning lessons - Heather Stewart, Alaska Division of Agriculture

Terrestrial Weed Management
Reed canarygrass in the Tongass National Forest: control or give up? - Martin Hutten, USDA Forest Service, Tongass National Forest

Recent advances in management of invasive plants in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge - Bill Pyle, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

 Climate Change and Invasive Species
The past, present and future of species invasions in the Norwegian high arctic - Chris Ware, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

Effects of climate change on disturbance regimes in Alaska's forests - Jane Wolken, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Climate Science Center

Patterns and vulnerabilities of Arctic Alaska to non-native plant invasion: estimating current and future susceptibility in the face of climate change and development - Matt Carlson, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Center for Conservation Science

 

 

 

 

Climate Change and Invasive Species continued
Do non-native plants in the boreal forest benefit more than native species from earlier springs, warmer summers, or extended autumns? - Christa Mulder, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Predicting landscape vulnerability to non-native plants using CART model in Interior Alaska - Megumi Aisu, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Center for Conservation Science

Effects of invasive plant patch size and distance on the pollination and reproduction of native boreal plants - Katie Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center

Products and Tools
Overcoming the barriers to getting certified weed free straw on the Iditarod Trail - Mark Nordman, Iditarod Race Director, and Laurie Thorpe, Bureau of Land Management

Products to prevent invasive species - Andy Lord, Alaska Mill Feed and Garden Center

Integrated Vegetation Management Plan program update - Brett Nelson, and Michael Coffey, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Alaska Weeds ID mobile application: usage, updates, and new target audiences - Gino Graziano, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service

First steps for a monitoring program: The Division of Mining, Land, and Water turns its attention to invasive plants - Heather McEachen and Kimberley Maher, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining Land and Water

Insect Invasive Species
Leafminers in Alaskan birch - Stephen Burr, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Asian gypsy moth detection and response in the Pacific Northwest, 2015 and 2016 - Clinton Campbell, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and Timothy B. St. Germain, Plant Protection and Quarantine

Ticks parasitizing dogs, cats, humans and wild vertebrates in Alaska: invasion potential - Kimberlee Beckmen, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation.

Communicating Success and Outreach
Biggest successes from a long career - Sue Salmons, National Park Service, retired/ Alien Species Control, LLC

Invasive species prevention and outreach on Annette Islands Reserve - Genelle Winter, Metlakatla Indian Community, Invasive Species Program Director

Presenting your herbicide project to the public - Tim Stallard, Alien Species Control, LLC

Workshops
Aquatic invasive species survey methods - Amy Larsen, National Park Service; Heather Stewart, Alaska Division of Agriculture; Aditi Shenoy, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District

Alaska Certified Weed Free Products - Phil Kaspari and Janice Chumley, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service

Successful Outreach - Katie Spellman and Gino Graziano, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Site restoration techniques - Andy Lord, Alaska Mill Feed and Garden Center, Casy Dinkel, Alaska Division of Agriculture, and Mitch Osborne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries and Habitat Restoration

 

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