May 6-8, 2024
Gainesville, FL

Announcements

Stay up to date on symposium announcements by browsing the list below:

  • 04/04/2024
    Regular Registration Deadline is Tomorrow - 04/05
    Secure your spot before time runs out! The regular registration deadline is tomorrow, Friday, April 5, or until spots fill.
  • 03/27/2024
    Regular Registration Deadline is Next Week - 04/05
    Make plans to join us in Gainesville, Florida!
  • 03/04/2024
    Secure Your Spot - Register Now!
    The Regular Registration Deadline is Friday, April 5, or until spots fill. After that, the fee increases by $25.00, so register now and save.
  • 02/08/2024
    Early Registration Deadline is Tomorrow - February 9
    Make plans to join us in Gainesville, Florida!
  • 02/02/2024
    Symposium Program Announced!
    We are pleased to announce an impressive presentation lineup for the Invasion Science Research Symposium.
  • 01/04/2024
    Final Keynote Speakers Announced!
    The Invasion Science Research Symposium Planning Committee invites you to meet the final four distinguished Keynote Speakers.
  • 12/13/2023
    Registration is Now Open!
    We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the Invasion Science Research Symposium which will be held May 6-8, 2024, in Gainesville, Florida, at the University of Florida Reitz Union.
  • 12/06/2023
    Poster Submission Extended to December 31!
    There's still a chance to get involved through our poster session, which is a crucial part of the symposium.
  • 11/30/2023
    Abstracts are due Tomorrow, Friday, December 1!
    This is the last week to submit your abstract for review.
  • 11/27/2023
    Abstracts Due this Friday, December 1!
    This is the last week to submit your abstract for review.
  • 11/14/2023
    Call for Abstracts Reminder!
    Sessions will be structured around the following themes: understanding pathways of introduction, determinants of establishment, ecological, economic, and societal impacts, and translation of knowledge into improved strategies.
  • 10/25/2023
    Keynote Speakers Announced!
    The Invasion Science Research Symposium Planning Committee invites you to meet four of our distinguished Keynote Speakers.
  • 10/03/2023
    Call for Abstracts Reminder!
    Abstract Submission Closes: December 1, 2023
  • 09/12/2023
    Call for Abstracts is Now Open!
    The Invasion Science Research Symposium Planning Committee invites people from across the U.S. and beyond to submit an abstract for consideration as a talk or poster at the symposium.
  • 08/15/2023
    Mark Your Calendar!
    We are pleased to announce that the University of Florida Invasion Science Research Institute (ISRI) is hosting the Invasion Science Research Symposium in Gainesville, FL on May 6-9, 2024.

Overview

Invasive species represent one of the greatest contemporary threats to biodiversity, interacting with and often exacerbating other drivers of environmental change to impact agricultural productivity, ecosystem resilience and human health. Invasive species problems are complex and multidimensional, yet our approach to their management is often piecemeal and reliant on single disciplinary perspectives.

Organized by the Invasion Science Research Institute (ISRI) , this symposium aims to explore and promote the development of interdisciplinary research and the use of novel tools and approaches, to advance our understanding of invasive species and inform the design, organization and delivery of policies and practices that can improve prevention and management.

Keynote Speakers

Carrie Brown-Lima
Carrie Brown-Lima

Regional Administrator
USGS Northeast
Climate Adaptation Science Center
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Wesley M. Daniel
Wesley M. Daniel

Fishery Biologist
USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
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Doria Gordon
Doria Gordon

Lead Senior Scientist & Senior Director
Environmental Defense Fund
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Pam Marrone
Pam Marrone

Co-founder and Executive Chair
Invasive Species Corporation
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Daniel Simberloff
Daniel Simberloff

Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies
University of Tennessee
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Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith

State Plant Regulatory Official &
Division Director

FDAC, Division of Plant Industry
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Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now available for submission. Visit our Call for Abstracts page for submission intructions.

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The goal of the symposium is to:

Present cutting-edge scientific information
Improve links across disciplines and systems, sharing insights and lessons learned
Create an inclusive environment to enable researchers to network with peers and colleagues
Contribute to building a multidisciplinary community of invasion science researchers across the U.S. and beyond

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Should Acts of God or natural or public health emergencies prevent this event from being held in-person, conference sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.

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