Wednesday, August 22, 2012

North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course


August 20, 2012. A new webinar series on topics related to invasive plants is beginning later this month and is being offered by organizers of the NAIPSC. The North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) is a three day course consisting of intense instruction and learning for those interested in the basics of invasive plant ecology and management. The webinar series will feature speakers conducting research, working on projects, or involved in activities related to invasive plant species. The first webinar will be on integrated management of Phragmites australis by Dr. Ryan Rapp from the University of Wyoming. Additional webinars are being planned for 2012-2013 and will cover topics related to biocontrol, increasing stakeholder involvement, large-scale restoration efforts, new invasive plant species, invasive plant genetics, and the latest in plant identification tools. 

The webinar series is designed to inform participants who are actively involved in invasive plant management, research, and/or policy and provide an online venue for sharing resources, ideas, and information. Signing up for the webinar series is more than just hearing speakers; participants will also have access to the discussion forum, information and technique updates, and unique networking opportunities. The NAIPSC's Adobe Connect chat room, a real-time online meeting place, will be available to share documents, ideas, and presentations.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday, August, 28, 2012 at noon (CST). If you participated in the 2011 and 2012 NAIPSC in North Platte, NE, click (here). If you have not participated in the NAIPSC and would like to view the webinars and join the NAIPSC community, please click (here) to register. In addition to the NAIPSC community and webinars, paying participants will also have the option of applying their registration fee towards their attendance at the 2013 NAIPSC in North Platte, NE. 
For questions, go to the NAIPSC (website).


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