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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES THREATENING THE EVERGLADES & OTHER NATURAL AND MANANGED SYSTEMS

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Title: Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.

Authors
item Wu, Yun -
item Johnson, Tracy -
item Sing, Sharlene -
item Raghu, S. -
item Wheeler, Gregory
item Pratt, Paul
item Warner, Keith -
item Center, Ted -
item Goolsby, John
item Reardon, Richard -

Submitted to: International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2012
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Citation: Wu, Y., Johnson, T., Sing, S., Raghu, S., Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Warner, K., Center, T., Goolsby, J., Reardon, R. 2013. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 536.

Interpretive Summary: Our goal during this symposium has been to help colleagues reconnect, share experiences and plan future collaborations as we examine emerging issues that affect invasive plant management across the globe. This symposium also provided a unique opportunity to take stock of a century of biological control in the Pacific, where our modern history of weed biocontrol began with Albert Koebele and his 1902 introductions for lantana biological control in Hawaii. Looking into the future, the wonderful biodiversity and people of Pacific islands face overwhelming threats, with invasive plants prominent among them. We hope an enduring outcome of this symposium will be new connections between the international community of weed biocontrol specialists and our islands' natural resource managers and scientists, enabling new collaborations that will serve the Pacific region in years to come.

Technical Abstract: Our goal during this symposium has been to help colleagues reconnect, share experiences and plan future collaborations as we examine emerging issues that affect invasive plant management across the globe. This symposium also provided a unique opportunity to take stock of a century of biological control in the Pacific, where our modern history of weed biocontrol began with Albert Koebele and his 1902 introductions for lantana biological control in Hawaii. Looking into the future, the wonderful biodiversity and people of Pacific islands face overwhelming threats, with invasive plants prominent among them. We hope an enduring outcome of this symposium will be new connections between the international community of weed biocontrol specialists and our islands' natural resource managers and scientists, enabling new collaborations that will serve the Pacific region in years to come.

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