2015 Cornell Cooperative Extension Ag & Food Systems In-service: Invasive Species Track Talks

Early detection and response to spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania
Sven-Erik Spichiger, Entomologist, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

New Kids on the Block- Emerging invasive plants we hope you never see
Steve Young, Coordinator, Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA)

Priority Conservation Areas (PCA’s), Highly Probable Areas (HPA’s) and early detection/rapid response approaches in the SLELO PRISM
Rob Williams, Conservation Practitioner, The Nature Conservancy and Invasive Species Program Coordinator SLELO PRISM

Prioritizing early detection efforts using the state invasive species database
Jennifer Dean, PhD, Invasive Species Biologist, New York Natural Heritage Program

The First Detector program- available resources and lessons learned
Rachel McCarthy, National Plant Diagnostic Network Training and Education Coordinator, Cornell University

Climate change and implications for invasive species
Dr. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture

Understanding Deer Impacts to Native and Invasive Plant Life
Tom Rawinski, Botanist, US Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry

Avoiding unintended invasions following restoration
Dr. Tom Whitlow, Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section, Cornell University

Aquatic and riparian invasive plant control at Times Beach Buffalo NY – A Great Lakes demonstration project
Paul Fuhrmann, Habitat Restoration Specialist, Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Development of a biocontrol for water chestnut (Trapa natans)
Dr. Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

An experimental mycoinsecticide: Hydromulch to control Asian longhorn beetle and other insect pests
Dr. Tarryn Anne Goble, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

A pound of prevention: New York’s new aquatic invasive species management plan
Dr. Catherine McGlynn, AIS Coordinator, Invasive Species Coordination Unit, NY DEC

The Adirondack aquatic invasive species (AIS) spread prevention pilot program
Brendan Quirion, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

Aquatic invasive species outreach programs and their target audiences
Dr. Bruce Lauber, Senior Research Associate, Human Dimensions Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Communication: the key to community engagement in invasive species response efforts
Dr. Katherine McComas, Professor, Department of Communications, Cornell University

Community Collaboration: Pivotal Connections for Successful Invasive Species Response Efforts
James Balyszak, Hydrilla Program Manager, Ithaca, NY

Partnerships between Cornell, CCE and private and public land owners for biocontrol of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Analyzing the impacts of networks and learning on outcomes of local task forces for Emerald Ash Borer in New York State
Sally Whisler Nourani, Graduate Student, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University