G E N E R A L
Tour Ottawa museums from the comfort of your living room - Mar. 15

Check out the Canadian Museum of Nature's section for  Animations and Videos , looking at Invasive Species and Exponential Population Growth, Sea-Ice Ecosystems, Sea-Ice Formation, 3D Dinosaurs and Bioluminescence.
Safe Passages: Rocky Mountain animals will move as the climate warms. These corridors could give them an easier path - Mar. 18

There are some concerns that corridors could help spread invasive species or wildfires. “But the preponderance of evidence — and, certainly, the recommendations resounding from the climate change science community — show that connecting these remaining wild areas is a very sound approach,” Hilty said.
Meet the ecologist who wants you to unleash the wild on your backyard - Mar. 19

The land is ten gently sloping acres in rural southeastern Pennsylvania, at one time mowed for hay, with a handsome farmhouse that Douglas Tallamy bought around 20 years ago. Fed up with invasive species and sterile landscapes, Douglas Tallamy urges Americans to go native and go natural.
A Q U A T I C
Fighting Michigan's invaders, one little red one at a time - Mar. 13

Around Keego Harbor, people see Leslie Clark coming. She is often around the half-square-mile town of 3,000 residents, wearing her straw hat and pulling her yellow wagon laden with gardening tools.
Record 51 Asian carp caught in Minnesota, a sign it may be permanent - Mar. 16

More than 50 invasive Asian carp were caught this week in the Mississippi River above Minnesota's southernmost dam, causing biologists and state wardens to fear that the threshold they've long worried about may have finally been crossed: Asian carp may have begun to spawn in Minnesota.
River otters aren’t just cute, they are a sign of hope for the environment - Mar. 17

wetlands restoration project  finished six years ago at the park is minimizing invasive species, making way for healthy native ones.
Is Niagara Falls a barrier against fish movement? - Mar. 23

New research shows that fishes on either side of Niagara Falls—one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world—are unlikely to breed with one another. Knowing how well the falls serves as a barrier to fish movement is essential to conservation efforts to stop the spread of invasive aquatic species causing ecological destruction in the Great Lakes.  
F O R E S T
State to Allegheny, Beaver and 10 other counties: seek and destroy spotted lanternfly eggs - Mar. 13

Now state officials and researchers are raising awareness on how to spot and kill the eggs before lanternflies become a costly nuisance here.
Keeping Spotted Lanternfly out of California - Mar. 20

The spotted lanternfly is a colorful insect pest that has been infesting vineyards and orchards in the eastern U.S. So far, we have been effective in our efforts to keep the pest away from California’s multi-billion dollar ag industry.
Advances in genetic, geospatial techniques aid efforts to fend off invasive insects - Mar. 19

In the fight to protect native ecosystems from invasive insects and related arthropod species, promising new tools are arising from rapid advances on a pair of research fronts: genetic analysis and geospatial technology.
White Fringetrees Likely to Withstand Attacks by Emerald Ash Borer - Mar. 23

As ash populations were being dramatically reduced, it was discovered in 2014 that emerald ash borer was also using white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), the first non-ash host confirmed for this beetle.
Scientists plant ‘sentinel trees’ to
warn of devastating pests - Mar. 25

Now, in a bid to prevent such catastrophes—and get an early warning of which exotic pests are likely to cause trouble—researchers from the United States, Europe, and China are trying a new approach: planting “sentinel trees” from their own regions in distant nations, and then observing which insects attack. 
P L A N T
FIRST PERSON: The ‘inseparable bond’ between Hawaiian culture and native plants - Mar. 20

Mike Demotta is the Curator of Living Collections at Hawaii’s National Tropical Botanical Garden on the island of Kauai. He is passionate about his speciality, native plants and the important role they play in Hawaiian culture. 
Research shows most bird feed contains troublesome weed seeds - Mar. 20

Many millions of homeowners use feeders to attract birds. But a two-year study featured in the journal  Invasive Plant Science and Management  suggests there may be one unintended consequence to this popular hobby.
R E S E A R C H
Special Collection: Advanced Genetic Analysis of Invasive Arthropods
Stanley W. Burgiel and Keith Gaddis
Ellison, E.A., Peterson, D.L., & Cipollini, D. (2020). The Fate of Ornamental White Fringetree Through the Invasion Wave of Emerald Ash Borer and Implications for Novel Host Use by This Beetle.  Environmental Entomology, nvaa018.
Davies, S., Finkle-Aucoin, M., Sternberg, m., et al. (2020). Invasive Species Risk Assessment: American Bullfrog. Columbia Shuswap.
U P C O M I N G | E V E N T S
NAISMA Webinar - The Green Pathway to Invasive: Ornamental Invasive Plants
April 1, 2020
Ontario Professional Foresters Assoc. Annual Conference & AGM POSTPONED
Alliston, ON | April 7-9, 2020
Great Lakes Forest Health Showcase POSTPONED
Sault Ste. Marie, ON | April 8, 2020
NAISMA Webinar - What's That Smell? The Curious Case of the Callery Pear
April 8, 2020
NAISMA Webinar - Invasive Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Their Impacts and Detection
April 15, 2020
Atwood Colloquium in Ecology & Evolution POSTPONED
Toronto, ON | April 17-18, 2020
ISC Webinar - Controlling the spread of European water chestnut and parrot feather in Ontario
April 21, 2020
NAISMA Webinar - EDDMapS 2020: Integrated platform and program for tracking invasive species management in North America
April 22, 2020
NAISMA Webinar - Eyes in the Sky: Leveraging New Remote Sensing Technologies to Detect Invasion at a Distance
April 29, 2020
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2020 Conference
Toronto, ON | May 7-9, 2020
Invasive Species Research Conference 2020
Kelowna, BC | August 18-19, 2020
Canadian Urban Forest Conference
Charlottetown, PEI | October 5-7, 2020
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