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Upcoming APMS Annual Meeting Spotlights Invasive Aquatic Plants

LAWRENCE, Kansas – JUNE 27, 2016 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced its participation in the upcoming annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), scheduled for July 17-20 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The APMS conference brings together scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in the impact and management of invasive aquatic plants. This year

WSSA’s Science Policy Director Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D., will provide the group with a Washington update.

Dozens of other presentations are planned on a wide range of aquatic plant research and management topics. Examples include:

  • An Invasive Aquatic Plant Citizen Monitoring Program
  • Biology and Management of Monoecious Hydrilla
  • Hydrilla Risk Assessment for the Great Lakes Basin
  • The Impact of Common Carp Invasions on Aquatic Plants
  • The Impact of Emerging Federal Processes for Endangered Species Risk Assessment
  • Update on the Corps of Engineers Aquatic Plant Control Research Program
  • Water Soldier in Ontario – Preventing its Spread to the Great Lakes

For more information on the APMS annual meeting or to register to attend, visit http://apms.org/annual-meeting/2016-annual-meeting.


About the Aquatic Plant Management Society

The Aquatic Plant Management Society is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators and concerned individuals interested in the management and study of aquatic plants. The objectives of the Society are to assist in promoting the management of nuisance aquatic plants, to provide for the scientific advancement of members of the society, to encourage scientific research, to promote university scholarship, and to extend and develop public interest in the aquatic plant science discipline.   For more information, visit www.apms.org.


About the Weed Science Society of America

The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit scientific society, was founded in 1956 to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The Society promotes research, education and extension outreach activities related to weeds, provides science-based information to the public and policy makers, fosters awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems, and promotes cooperation among weed science organizations across the nation and around the world.  For more information, visit www.wssa.net.