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Invasive Species Management: PREISM Workshops

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Since 2003, ERS and Farm Foundation have co-sponsored workshops to review progress of PREISM-funded projects and provide a forum for dialogue on economic issues associated with agricultural invasive species. The workshops bring together academic researchers, representatives from a variety of Federal agencies, and other stakeholders concerned with managing agricultural invasive species.

2011 PREISM Workshop

ERS and Farm Foundation sponsored the 2011 PREISM workshop on Tuesday, May 17, at ERS. The workshop brought together researchers, program administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders concerned with economics, national decision making, and the prevention and management of agricultural invasive species to discuss the progress and findings of selected PREISM projects funded from 2006-2008. The Farm Foundation has posted the slide presentations on their website.

2009 PREISM Workshop

ERS and the Farm Foundation sponsored a workshop on October 22-23, 2009 to discuss the progress and findings of selected projects funded from 2005-2008. The workshop brought together researchers, program administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders concerned with the management of invasive species. The workshop featured a panel discussion, titled “Pandemic Influenza and Agriculture,” including Dr. Jürgen Richt of Kansas State University, Dr. Gregory Gray of the University of Iowa, and Dr. John Korslund of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. In addition, Dr. Ravi Singh of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) discussed Ug99 wheat stem rust.

2008 PREISM Workshop

ERS and the Farm Foundation sponsored a workshop on October 23-24, 2008 to discuss the progress and findings of selected projects funded from 2004 through 2007. The workshop brought together researchers, program administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders concerned with the management of invasive species. Dr. Richard N. Mack, Professor of Ecology at Washington State University, gave the keynote speech titled, "Calling All Economists, ED/RR Needs Your Help." The featured luncheon speaker was Daniel B. Botkin, Emeritus Professor, University of California-Santa Barbara, whose speech was titled, "The Naturalness of Biological Invasions: Cultural Perceptions and Ecological Realities of Biological Invasions." The Farm Foundation has posted the conference presentations on their website.

2007 PREISM Workshop

ERS and the Farm Foundation sponsored a workshop on October 18-19, 2007 to discuss progress and findings of selected PREISM studies funded from 2004-06. The workshop brought together researchers, program administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders concerned with the management of invasive species. Dr. David Lodge, Professor at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Center for Aquatic Conservation, gave the keynote speech titled, "Biologic Invasions and Public Policy." Dr. Mark Sagoff, Senior Research Scholar and Acting Director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland, was the featured luncheon speaker and his talk was titled, "Invasive Species and Environmental Harm." See the conference agenda and papers presented on Farm Foundation's website.

2006 PREISM Workshop

ERS and Farm Foundation sponsored a workshop on October 19-20, 2006, to discuss progress and findings of selected PREISM studies funded from 2003 through 2005. The workshop brought together researchers, program administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders concerned with the management of invasive species, including foreign animal diseases. The keynote speaker was Dr. Gary Smith, Chief, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Another featured speaker was be Dr. Simon Kenyon, extension veterinarian, Purdue University. See the conference agenda and papers presented on Farm Foundation's website.

2005 PREISM Workshop

On October 20-21, 2005, ERS and Farm Foundation co-sponsored a review of progress and findings of studies funded by PREISM in 2003 and 2004. Highlights of the workshop included a keynote speech by John Mumford of the Imperial College of London, titled Consistent Frameworks for Evolving Biosecurity Decisions, and a luncheon speech by Alan Burdick, senior editor of Discover Magazine, titled Why Not Love Aliens? What Invasive Species Can Tell Us about How Nature Does—and Doesn't—Work. The workshop was conducted in ERS's Waugh Conference Center in Washington, DC, and attended by about 100 people from government agencies, universities, and non-government. See the conference agenda and papers presented on Farm Foundation's website.

2004 PREISM Workshop

ERS and Farm Foundation co-sponsored a review of progress and findings of studies funded by PREISM in 2003 in ERS's Waugh Conference Center in Washington, DC, on August 19-20, 2004. A highlight of the conference was a keynote speech by Charles Perrings, University of York, England, titled Globalization and Invasive Species: Economic Insights from Theoretical Ecology. About 90 people from government agencies, universities, and nongovernment organizations attended the workshop. See the conference agenda and papers presented on Farm Foundation's website.

2003 PREISM Workshop

More than 100 industry leaders, government regulators, biological scientists, and researchers attended this workshop on May 12 and 13, 2003, in Washington, DC, which announced the first PREISM competitive awards program. Speakers and attendees discussed issues related to the effects of invasive species on U.S. livestock, crop production, and ecosystems, as well as implications for policies and programs to prevent or control invasive species.

 

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Updated date: June 30, 2011