ISCBC Mini Research Symposium

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The Invasive Species Council of BC is excited to announce the Invasive Species Research Mini-Symposium taking place on August 19, 2020. In light of postponing the 2020 Invasive Species Research Conference, ISCBC is taking the opportunity to bring together invasive species researchers and practitioners, from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, in a web-based half-day event. This virtual event will feature presentations of current and recent invasive species research. Participants will hear presentations from invasive species experts including Dr. John Darling of the US Environmental Protection Agency and three regional speakers on climate change and invasive species research in the Pacific Northwest.

Invasive species and climate change pose extraordinary challenges to our world today. Changes in climate and rising average temperatures can have profound effects on the distribution of invasive species by facilitating their spread and providing new opportunities to establish. Climate change should be one of the key considerations for invasive species management. Biosecurity measures are needed to prevent the introduction of invasive species to new regions as a result of climate change. Learn more about how invasive species and climate change research are intersecting in the Pacific Northwest.

The Invasive Species Research Mini-Symposium takes place on August 19th, 2020 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (PST). This event is free. Advance registration is required.