14th Annual Meeting Proceedings

Day 1 Presentations

Plant invasions across the Northern Hemisphere: A deep-time perspective
Dr. Jason Fridley, Syracuse University

Invasive terrestrial plants in Northwest Canada
Bruce Bennett, Yukon Conservation Data Centre

Invasive plants north of the Yukon River bridge: Dalton highway and vicinity  
Tara Callear, Bureau of Land Management
Timothy Craig, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Characterizing herbicide degradation in Alaskan soils and water
Patrick Tomco, Department of Chemistry, University of Alaska Anchorage
Steven Seefeldt, UAF Cooperative Extension Service

Vetch busters: Collaborating with property owners to limit the spread of bird vetch in the Fairbanks North Star Borough
Tricia Wurtz, U.S. Forest Service

Marine invasive species: Lessons, challenges and achievements
Tammy Davis, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Mobile weed mapping demonstration
Tom Heutte, U.S. Forest Service

Yukon Spotters Network
Bruce Bennett, Yukon Conservation Data Centre

Detection of marine invasive species with community monitors and through random local opportunities
Catie M. Bursch, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve

National Park Service marine debris response and concerns about invasive species
Benjamin Pister, National Park Service

Day 2 Presentations

Phenology and forest invasions: Evidence for empty niches? 
Jason Fridley, Syracuse University

Flowering phenology of native Vaccinium species and non-native Melilotus albus: Changes over space and time
Christa P.H. Mulder, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Katie Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Local flowering phenology overlap of native Vaccinium species and non-native Melilotus albus: Building resilience through citizen science 
Katie SpellmanUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Christa P.H. Mulder, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Invasive species as the threat to Canadian species at risk
Bruce Bennett, Yukon Conservation Data Centre
 

The hot spots: Endemic and invasive plants at geothermal springs in Kamchatka, Russian Federation
Lisa Strecker, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Olga A. Chernyagina, Pacific Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences

What does it take to make it in Alaska? A review of invasion theory with examples from the far North
Lindsey Flagstad, Alaska Natural Heritage Program
Matt Carlson, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Natural Heritage Program

Elodea management update from Fairbanks
Darcy Etcheverry, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service
Ryan Lane, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District

The quest for political and ecological freedom from Elodea on the Kenai Peninsula
Elizabeth Bella, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Invasive northern pike control and research on the Kenai Peninsula
Robert Massengill, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Kristine Dunker, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Day 3 Presentations

The Weed War: Who is winning?  
Tim Stallard, Anchorage Park Foundation, Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management Board Chair

Invasive weeds and agricultural pest management regulations in Alaska
Brianne Blackburn, Alaska Division of Agriculture

Best management practices for weed prevention on right-of-ways
Gino Graziano, UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Brett Nelson, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

DOT integrated vegetation management
Mike Coffey, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The green alder sawfly in Southeast Alaska
Elizabeth Graham, U.S. Forest Service

Alaskan arthropods: Documenting a growing fauna
Derek Sikes, University of Alaska Museum
Matt Bowser, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Ballast water as a vector for marine invasive species: Exploring the risk to coastal Alaska
Danielle VernaAlaska Pacific University
Bradley Harris, Alaska Pacific University

Feral abandoned cattle grazing on two national wildlife refuge islands in Alaska
Steve Ebbert, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Invasive northern pike suppression on Alexander Creek: A salmon restoration project
Dave Rutz, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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