Friday, January 03, 2014

Invasive Species Webinar Series: Invasive Plants – Issues, Challenges, and Discoveries

The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is pleased to announce a new webinar series, Invasive Plants – Issues, Challenges, and Discoveries.  This free interactive series, which includes seven webinars, will provide attendees with cutting-edge information about invasive plants and their management.  We encourage land managers, professionals, scientists, and other interested people to attend.  The first webinar will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 12:00pm- 1:00pm Mountain Time.

Webinar Series Schedule (All webinars will begin at 12:00pm Mountain Time)

Date                                      Webinar Topic

January 23, 2014: Determining identity and origin of invasive plant species - John Gaskin

February 27, 2014: Rapid evolution of biocontrol insects in response to climate change - Peter McEvoy

March 13, 2014: Merging chemical ecology and biocontrol to predict efficacy and climate effects - Justin Runyon

March 27, 2014: Hybridization in weedy species - Sarah Ward

April 10, 2014: Biogeography of plant invasions - Dean Pearson

April 24, 2014: Pathogen-based biological control of grassy weeds - Susan Meyer

May 8, 2014: Classical biological control of weeds - Sharlene Sing

To participate in the presentations, please log in to Adobe Connect and dial in by telephone.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before it is recommended that you test your connection:

To join the webinar click on the following link: (select “enter as guest”, then type your name). No prior registration is necessary for this webinar.

For audio, dial: 1-888-844-9904 Access code: 8405053#

Webinars will be recorded and accessible online as they become available.

The webinar website will be available by January 1 at: For additional information contact Carly Woodlief (webinar technical coordinator) at

This webinar series is sponsored by the Station’s Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program.

The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.


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