I am trying to organize a symposium on Exotic Invasives in Asia for the
next Ecological Society of America annual meeting. The meeting will be
held in Spokane, Washington State, USA August 1999.
I am looking for people willing to speak on the subject. If you have
experience working with exotic invasives in Asia please contact me as
soon as possible. This symposium is being sponsored by the Asian Ecology
Section of the ESA.
While we often hear about exotic invasives from Asia in the Americas,
many often assume that the biotic exchange is chiefly one way.
However, talking with others I have had anecdotal reports of exotic
invasives from the Americas causing problems in China, Korea, Japan, and
India. The pest species include fish, mammals, insects, trees, aquatic
macrophytes, and grasses.
If you don't think you can make it, but know somebody who is an expert
that can, please have them contact me.
Thanks for the assistance.
Jacoby Carter, Ph.D.
Secretary, Asian Ecology Section, ESA
USGS-National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd..
Lafayette, LA 70506
e-mail: jacoby_carter at usgs.gov