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First Fridays

Ah, online gathering. Do you loathe it, or love it? A little of both? If ever there's a need to easily meet online it's in invasive species work where pests, plants and pathogens spread across all of North America. But among your regular fieldwork and all those other Zoom calls, is there a place for […]

Webinar: U.S. Horizon Scan for Organisms in Trade

The focus of this project is to conduct a global horizon scan to help identify alien vertebrate species within the Organisms in Trade Pathway at greatest risk of entering the country, establishing populations, and becoming invasive in the U.S.

Biocontrol Summit

Highlighting and Fostering International Collaborations that Enhance Weed Biocontrol in North America NAISMA's virtual Classical Weed Biocontrol Summit, Highlighting and Fostering International Collaborations that Enhance Weed Biocontrol in North America, took place on December 2, 2021, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT. The Annual Weed Biocontrol Summit communicates the latest information in weed biocontrol […]

First Fridays: People Management Help!

We know that NAISMA members aren't only managing invasive species. You manage people too. Do you find managing people difficult? That's because it's not easy! Good communication skills, establishing trust and expectations, holding people accountable, and navigating conflict are important skills for managers and anyone in a leadership position. Bring your people-management challenges to this […]

Webinar: Biocontrol Misconceptions and Untapped Opportunities

Classical Biological Control of Weeds – About Misconceptions and Untapped Opportunities Presented by: Urs Schaffner, PhD, Head Ecosystems Management, CABI Modern classical biological control (or importation biological control) of invasive non-native weeds aims to mitigate their negative impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. It implies the deliberate release of specialist natural enemies from the […]

Webinar: Injurious Wildlife Listing under the “Lacey Act”

What the “Lacey Act” is, the difference between the injurious and trafficking provisions, how the service focuses on adding high-risk species to the federal injurious list before they become established, and how effective that has been in preventing the establishment of those injurious animals.

Webinar: The Power of Ethical Framing

Message frames are often used to communicate about invasive species due to the additional meaning they provide. They appear in calls to action like “join the battle against invasive species,” “unwelcome exotics,” or “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.” However, little is known about how stakeholders respond to these message frames. This research tested five common message emphasis frames used in invasive species communication. These message frames were placed in social media advertisements about zebra mussels to determine the impact each message frame had on user online behavior.

NISAW Webinar: US Geological Survey Decision Science – Modeling and Structured Decision Making

Register Here → | Download Agenda US Geological Survey researchers will present their research on modeling and decision science that informs management of invasive species.  The session will include examples of models developed to inform life history of invasive species and how those models are used to inform the structured decision making process for developing […]

NISAW Webinar: Climate Change and Invasive Species

Register here → The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) supports the inclusion of the impacts and influence of invasive species in climate change legislation, policy, management, and research. The reverse is also important; the impacts and influence of climate change must be incorporated into invasive species management and policy. This webinar will provide […]

NISAW Webinar: Protect the Uninfested West from Aquatic Invasive Species

Protect the Uninfested West from Zebra or Quagga Mussels and Other AIS Register here → Zebra and Quagga mussels are among the most destructive and expensive invasive species in North America. Large landscapes and water basins across the western US are still free of these costly invasive species. Western agencies and organizations have invested considerable […]

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