New Waves October 2011

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Statewide invasive species conference Nov. 8-10

The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council will host the fourth statewide conference on invasive species at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin Nov. 8–10. The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference is a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments and other professionals with an interest in Texas' invasive species.

More than 40 oral and poster presentations in the following categories will be presented at the conference: Leadership and Coordination/Public Policy, Early Detection and Rapid Response, Control and Management, Research, Information Management, and Education and Public Awareness.

The conference will also include a Legislative Update by State Representatives Jimmie Don Aycock and Donna Howard, a keynote address by EDDMapS author Chuck Bargeron, a Caddo Lake Case Study hosted by the Caddo Lake Institute, and an update on the City of Austin's Invasive Species Management Plan.

Early registration, on or before Nov. 1, is $125 for professionals and $50 for students. After Nov. 1, registration is $175 for professionals and $60 for students. Registration is available only online. The conference is also awarding student travel grants to help defray expenses students may incur presenting at the Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference. In addition to a $100 travel stipend, recipients will receive complimentary conference registration.

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