Second International Conference on Invasive Spartina
March 20 and 21, 1997
If you wish to participate in an oral presentation or poster, submit your
title by 11/15/96.
For those who submit title(s), the deadline for abstracts is 1/20/97.
Check the following if you would like more information:
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policy ( )
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ecological consequences ( )
distribution ( )
population dynamics ( )
control methods ( )
ecological impacts of control methods ( )
intrinsic value of invasive species ( )
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or to Puget Sound ( ).
Titles and requests for information should be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to:
Washington State University - Long Beach,
2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach WA 98631
The objective of the conference is to improve conservation-based management
of estuaries affected by spartina and to promote regional, national and
global communication on all issues concerning the nderstanding and control
of spartina as an aquatic weed.
The conference will be divided into five subject areas (sessions):
1) The policy of handling invasive aquatic species like spartina
2) The biology of spartina species and changes they cause in estuary ecology;
3) Distribution (regional and global by species) and population dynamics;
4) Efficacy and ecology impacts of the various control methods
5) Intrinsic value of invasive species.
Session Format: Oral presentations limited to 15 minutes, poster displays
during the symposium, keynote speakers at each session, panel discussions,
and group participation.
Who should attend? Anyone interested in biology and ecology of estuaries,
policies of management of invasive species, aquatic weed control, population
dynamics, tidal land owners with spartina, public and private land managers,
federal and state agency policy makers, environmental toxicologists and risk
Registration fees and deadlines:
Registration fee (postmarked by 2/1/97): $100
Late registration fee (by 3/1/97): $120
Very late registration fee (at the door): $140
Student registration (by 2/1/97): $35
(students will be asked to help at the conference)
A registration form and guidelines will be sent to all who request more
Please do not reply to listserve and do not mail registration fees to
Additional information regarding registration will be provided at the next
Conference is being sponsored by: Washington State University Cooperative
Extension, Washington Sea Grant, The Willapa Alliance, Coastal Resource
Science Center and Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Washington State University Long Beach Research and Extension Unit
Rt. 1, Box 570, Long Beach WA 98631
phone and fax 360-642-2031