Invasion Biology: Paths to Conservation and Restoration Success

The 2017 conference of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council,
co-hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration, Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

Monday, July 31 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware

MAIPC and SER-Mid Atlantic have joined forces to present a two-day conference at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.  The biology and ecology of invasive plants are a driving factor in their impacts on natural areas, while past disturbance, land use, soils and other factors can strongly influence the success of restoration efforts.  We will explore a variety of topics relating to invasion biology and restoration: impacts of invasive plants on whole ecosystems, invasive plant management partnerships at multiple spatial scales, the news in latest biocontrol, and melding restoration with working landscapes.  Additionally, we will present two rapid-fire sessions of short, 7-minute talks, an evening poster pub, and field trips to local restoration sites. Plenty of time will be available for questions, discussion, and networking with speakers and attendees. We invite you to join us for this 9th Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council Conference. It will be an exciting and informative two-day meeting.

Plus: Monday, July 31 | 7:00pm Screening of Hometown Habitat
This is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Entomologist Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures, on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss provides the narrative thread throughout Hometown Habitat.

List of Speakers
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