18th Annual Meeting Proceedings

Welcome and kickoff
Workshop Welcome and Board Report Tim Stallard, CNIPM board chair

Legacies of invasion in Alaska
Introduction to Invasive Species and Legacy of Invasions in Alaska Katie Spellman, UAF, and Aaron Martin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Keynote address
Arctic Invasive Alien Species Strategy and Action Plan - Jamie Reaser, National Invasive Species Council

Invasive species projects: navigating partners and funding success
Weed-Free Forage and Gravel - Phil Kaspari, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service

Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund - Debbie Maas, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Invasive Plants Mini Grant Program  - Chantell Caldwell, Copper River Watershed Project

Invasive Species Control on Annette Islands Reserve, A Photo Story of Measurable Success - Laurie Dunne, Metlakatla Indian Community

Policy and Planning
Federal Policy Perspectives - Jamie Reaser, National Invasive Species Council

The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force: An Intergovernmental Group Dedicated to Preventing and Controlling Aquatic Invasive Species - Jeanette Davis, ERT Inc. and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Aquatic Invasive Species LegislationGeran Tarr, Alaska State Representative

New Invasive Species Ordinance for Anchorage Christopher Constant, Anchorage Assembly

Invasive Species Across Multiple Jurisdictions: What is the Right-(of)-Way?Laurie Thorpe, Bureau of Land Management

Know Your HerbicidesSteven Seefeldt, Washington State University

Elodea Research and Management
Invasive Elodea Threatens Remote Ecosystem Services in Alaska: A Bioeconomic Risk Analysis - Tobias Schwörer, UAA, Institute of Social and Economic Research

Secondary Effects and Fate of Fluridone Used to Eradicate Elodea - John Morton, USFWS, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Elodea Management in Interior Alaska: Herbicide Treatment of Elodea in Chena Slough Begins - Aditi Shenoy, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District

Elodea Eradication in Dynamic Systems - Dan Coleman, Alaska Division of Agriculture

Chugach National Forest Elodea Assessment Effort: Comparison of Aquatic Vegetation Pre- and Post- E. canadensis Introduction in Bering Lake and Update of 2017 Small-Scale Elodea Treatment Efforts - Kate Mohatt, USFS, Chugach National Forest


Environmental DNA (eDNA)
Using eDNA Sampling to Detect Invasive Northern Pike (Esox lucius) Presence on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska - Rob Massengill, ADF&G, Division of Sport Fish

Amplicon-Based Next-Generation Sequencing of Environmental DNA: A Low-Cost Method for Assaying Aquatic CommunitiesTrey Simmons, National Park Service

Elodea eDNA Detection in Alaska - Ora Russ, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Environmental DNA (eDNA) Testing for Elodea spp. at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Todd Steinlage, Alaska Division of Agriculture

Proactive Management Strategies Using eDNA for Elodea spp. on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AlaskaCharlene Johnson, U.S. Air Force

New Research
Landscape Genetic Diversity of Native and Invasive Northern Pike in Alaska - Chase Jalbert, UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

The Role of Nitrogen Fixation and Climbing in Competitive Interactions Between Bird Vetch and Native PlantsDiane Wagner, UAF Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife

Picolonic Acid Attenuation in Alaska Soils and Developing New IPM Technologies for Remediating Contaminated Sites - Patrick Tomco, UAA Chemistry Department

Invasive Species Risk Assessments
From Risk Assessment to Risk Management: Why Integrating Ecology with Economics Matters? - Tobias Schwörer, UAA, Institute of Social and Economic Research

Assessing the Risk of Marine Invasive Species in the Bering Sea - Amanda Droghini, UAA, Alaska Center for Conservation Science

Novel Assemblage in a Rapidly Changing Climate: The Legacy of Exotic Species - John Morton, USFWS, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Control Projects and New Species
Invasive Slugs in the Chugach National Forest - Erin Cooper, USFS, Chugach National Forest

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Alaska Greenhouses and Nurseries - Todd Steinlage, Alaska Division of Agriculture

Early Detection and Rapid Response
Alaska CAPS: Brief History and Current Surveys - Jacquelyn Schade, Alaska Division of Agriculture

Watercraft Movements and Invasive Species Reporting: Communicating Aquatic Invasive Species Threats - Tammy Davis, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska Weeds ID Mobile Application Updates and Continuing Education Programs for Teachers - Gino Graziano, UAF Cooperative Extension Service 

LEO as a Tool for Monitoring Invasive Species in Alaska - Erica Mitchell, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

How Using Citizen Science Has Allowed For Response Time to Potential Marine Invasives in Kachemak Bay - Rose Robinson, Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Updates to the AKEPIC Data Portal and New Non Native Plant Species to Alaska - Justin Fulkerson, UAA, Alaska Center For Conservation Science








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