Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council

The Past, Present, and Future of Invasive Plants in the Southeast
A Joint Meeting of SE-EPPC and ALIPC

Auburn, AL, May 8-10, 2012 (Tuesday-Thursday)


Keynote Speakers

Registration Form

Online Registration - Closed - onsite registration is available

Field Trip Descriptions

Hotel Information - Conference room rates available through May 4

Vendor and Sponsor Opportunities

SE-EPPC Student Poster Award

SE-EPPC Student Travel Grants

Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, May 8

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meeting Registration (Prefunction foyer)
1:00 PM -1:10 PM Welcome - Jimmy Cobb, ALIPC President
1:10-1:30Natural History Survey of the Invasive Miscanthus sinensis: Introduction, Naturalization and Potential for Future Spread. Ryan Dougherty, Lauren Quinn, A. Bryan Endres, Thomas Voigt, and Jacob Barney
1:30-1:50Effects of the "kudzu bug"(Megacopta cribraria)on kudzu growth: an accidental introduction with beneficial effects. Jim Hanula, Yanzhuo Zhang, and Scott Horn
1:50-2:10Tolerance of Lygodium microphyllum and L. japonicum spores and gametophytes to freezing temperature. Jeffrey T. Hutchinson and Kenneth A. Langeland
2:10-2:30Plant-soil feedback dynamics among co-occurring invasive woody shrubs Ligustrum sinense (Chinese privet) Lonicera maackii (bush honeysuckle). Sara Kuebbing
2:30-2:50Abundance and diversity of pollinators in riparian forests 5 years post removal of Chinese Privet. Jacob Hudson, James Hanula, Kristine Braman, and Scott Horn
2:50-3:10Partitioning of genetic diversity in Southeastern U.S. states experiencing cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv.) invasion and support for documented introduction history. Rima Lucardi, Charles T. Bryson, Jacob T. Walker, and Gary N. Ervin
3:10-4:00Break: Visit vendor displays
4:00-4:20History, Implementation and Future of the IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Natural Areas of Florida. Kenneth Langeland and Luke Flory
4:20-4:40The economic expenditures on exotic, invasive plant management in the state of Tennessee. Alix Pfennigwerth and Sara Kuebbing
4:40-5:00Comparing two weed risk assessment systems on candidate bioenergy crops. Larissa L. Smith and Jacob N. Barney
5:00-5:20Modeling the invasive potential of five alien trees in the forest of the southern region, United States. Dawn Lemke, Jim Miller, John Coulston, and Jennifer Brown
5:20-5:40Field trials for herbicide control of Ardisia crenata in natural areas of North-central Florida. Jeffrey T. Hutchinson and Kenneth A. Langeland
5:45-8:00Social with cash bar, poster session and award for best poster

Wednesday, May 9

7:30 AM - 8:15 AMRegistration (Prefunction Foyer: Sign in at beginning and end for pesticide and other CEU points)
8:15-8:30Welcome. Jimmy Cobb, ALIPC President
8:30-9:15Keynote #1: The Geological Basis for Alabama's Rich Biological Diversity. Jim Lacefield, retired adjunct Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences, University of North Alabama
9:15-10:00Keynote #2: Where we've been, where we are, and where we're headed with invasive plants. James Miller, emeritus Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
10:00-10:45Break: Visit vendor displays and silent auction
10:45-11:30Keynote #3. Preventing unintended consequences with bioenergy: the risk of crop invasion. Jacob Barney, Assistant Professor of Invasive Plant Ecology, Virginia Tech
11:30-12:00A botanical explorer's field observations of new exotic plant species. Wayne Barger
12:00-1:30Lunch and Business Meeting -(Lunch Provided) Minutes - Financial Update - Annual ALIPC Education and Outreach Grant - Board Nominations

Afternoon concurrent Sessions
Session A (Auditorium)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Session B (Seminar Room)
1:30-1:50 Forestry Custom Applicator Invasive Plant Control: Realities We Are Now Dealing With. Michelle Isenberg Invasive Species Community of Practice in eXtension, Launch 2012. Karan A. Rawlins and Charles T. Bargeron
1:50-2:10 Minimizing Spray Drift: Factors that cause spray Drift and how to keep herbicide applications on target. Bill Kline The past, present, and future of nonnative plant monitoring by the southern Forest Inventory and Analysis program. Christopher M. Oswalt and Sonja N. Oswalt
2:10-2:30 Playing Sherlock Holmes when diagnosing herbicide injury. It's not always elementary! Stephen Enloe Playing James Bond with Invasive Plants: Apps and Maps. Rebekah Wallace and Charles Bargeron
2:30-2:50 Native Forb and Shrub Tolerance to Aminopyralid (Milestone®) Applications for Invasive Weed Control. Patrick Burch and Mary Halstvedt Novel detection method of the invasive grass Microstegium vimineum to quantify non-riparian water dispersal. Dan Tekiela and Jacob Barney
3:00-3:30Break: Visit vendor displays and silent auction
3:30-4:00Wild Pigs: Current and future implications for invasive plants, habitat conservation, and restoration. Mark Smith, Wildlife Extension Specialist, Auburn university (This talk will be held in Auditorium)
4:00-4:30Concluding remarks for the day. Sign up for points! Dinner is on your own!

Thursday, May 10

8:00 AM - 4:00 PMField Trips. Buses depart from the hotel parking lot at 8 am! Following field trips, the meeting officially ends. Have a safe drive home!

Hotel Information:

Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center
241 S. College Dr. Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 821-8200

Hotel reservations may be made at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center by contacting the hotel directly at 800-228-2876. A block of rooms has been reserved for the meeting and will be available through May 4. When making a reservation, please mention the 2012 SE-EPPC/ALIPC conference and refer to GROUP # 10T0U3 to get the conference room rate. The hotel rate for the conference is $109 plus taxes per night (for a Double or King). A government rate of $79.00 per night is also available, but you must show a valid federal or state government ID.