Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC) Annual Conference 2019

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Lacombe Memorial Centre

5214 50 Ave

Lacombe, AB T4L 0B6

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Tuesday March 19, 2019

Join us for a full day of speakers, a workshop, lunch, dinner, awards and a mixer.

Our speakers will discuss how effective our current management strategies are when it comes to invasive species. Tuesday will focus on invasives species management through social change with a variety of guest speakers including:

Ken Donnelly, Beyond Attitude Consulting, Nova Scotia

Many invasive species pathways involve human behaviour. Hikers, gardeners, boaters, aquarium hobbyists and field workers are just some of the people who can spread invasive species through their everyday activities. Getting them to adopt preventative behaviours is key to disrupting the pathways they present.

Dr. Rebecca Niemiec, Colorado State University | Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

A conservation social scientist focused on enhancing community engagement in environmental stewardship. Dr. Niemiec applies mixed methods, including surveys, interviews, spatial analysis, and field experiments, to examine the drivers and outcomes of community engagement in conservation behavior.

*Additional speaker details coming soon.



Wednesday March 19, 2019

Another full day with a more Alberta specific focus on invasive species and diseases including:

  • Whirling disease and associated decontamination protocols,
  • Prussian carp,
  • Biocontrol measures for invasive species,
  • Invasive plant identification.

Guest speakers will include:

Dr. Patrick Hanington, University of Alberta

Whirling disease host compatibility and environmental monitoring

Dr. Hanington outlines that his favourite part of the research he does stems from the fact that he is able to participate in research rooted in basic biology, as well as public health. This aspect of his research program allows him to progress an idea from the early stages of biological characterization, all the way to field implementation.

Dr. Jennifer Andreas, University of Washington

Biocontrol for flowering rush

Jennifer has worked in biocontrol since 1998 in Canada, Switzerland, Idaho and Washington. She joined Washington State University King County Extension in 2005 and provides integrated weed management strategies and education to Washington land managers.

*Additional speaker details coming soon.





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