NANFA-- Illinois Symposium on Invasive Species

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:24:42 -0500

The following might be of interest to some midwestern list members (FW from

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

Illinois Symposium on Invasive Species
The Illinois State Academy of Sciences has organized a symposium
on Illinois invasive species to be held on 5 April 2003 at Illinois State
University, Normal. The symposium will consider some of the broader issues
related to invasive species including: effects of invasive species on human
health and natural systems, economic costs, characteristics of invasive
species, biological control, and legislation. Plenary session speakers
include: David Thomas, Chief of Illinois Natural History Survey; David
Lodge, Department of Biology, Notre Dame University and a member of the
Federal Invasive Species Advisory Council; Phil Lounibos, Department of
Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida; Ann Bartuska, Executive
Director, Invasive Species Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, and
President of ESA; Lynn Padovan with the State of Illinois Pollution Control
Board; and Rob Weidenmann, Illinois Natural History Survey. The symposium
will also include Round Table Discussions on a variety of topics related to
invasive species, and a poster session. Deadline for on line submission of
poster abstracts is March 15, 2003 and on line registration
( ends on March 25, 2003. For more information about
the symposium or to submit a poster abstract go to our web site at or contact Roger Anderson, 4120 Biology
Department, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4120 (phone:
309-438-2653, email: <http:///>rcander_at_ilstu.<http:///>edu).
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