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PROGRAM

Open House – April 25th, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Agenda

To be updated.

 

Symposium – April 26th, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Download Digital Program [PDF] – v. 2019-04-18)

Agenda (summarized)

8:00 –  9:00 AM:         Registration

9:00 –  9:05 AM:         Welcome Remarks

9:05 – 10:15 AM:         Short Talks

10:15 – 10:45 AM:        Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30 AM:        Short Talks

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM:   1st Plenary Talk

12:15 –  1:00 PM:           Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 1:45 PM:             2nd Plenary Talk

1:45 – 2:15 PM:              Short Talks

2:15 –  3:00 PM:             3rd Plenary Talk

3:00 –  4:00 PM:            Poster Session

 

 

Agenda (detailed)

 

Plenary Talks

I.    11:30AM – 12:15PMPlant invasions in the West Indies: What, where, and why? – Julissa Rojas-Sandoval, Smithsonian

II.   1:00PM –  1:45PMLecciones aprendidas con ocho especies invasoras – Ariel Lugo, IITF (USDA)

III.  2:15PM –  3:00PMCoquis as an invasive species in Hawaii: Ecological impacts and possible solutions – Karen Beard, USU

 

Short Talks

9:05 – 9:15 AMEverything changes, nothing stays the same – James D. Ackerman

9:15 – 9:30 AMGrowth and survival of Pterocarpus officinalis trees planted in riparian forest dominated by African tulip tree in northern Puerto Rico – Rey Cruz

9:30 – 9:45 AMThe failure or at the least the temporary set-back of the feral horse control project in Vieques – Mike Barandiaran

9:45 – 10:00 AMRapid evolution of a gentle Africanized honey bee population in Puerto Rico –  Tugrul Giray

10:00 – 10:15 AMUsando organismos introducidos para el control de una plaga invasora en una cosecha introducida – Paul Bayman

10:45 – 11:00 AMA new exotic species in Puerto Rico: The African catfish, Clarias gariepinus – Ruber Rodríguez Barreras

11:00 – 11:15 AMThe protection of highly threatened biodiversity on islands: Accomplishments and challenges in 25 years of island restoration work by the NGO Island Conservation and its partners – José Luis Herrera-Giraldo

11:15 – 11:30 AMPPQ: Safeguarding American agriculture – Fernando Lugo

1:45 – 2:00 PMCanopy leaf area of novel forest ecosystems dominated by different introduced species in subtropical moist Puerto Rico – Génesis Túa

2:00 – 2:15 PMPuerto Rico’s comprehensive action plan for the monitoring and management of non-native and invasive species that threaten the wildlife and sport fish resources of the islands – Wilfredo Falcón L.