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Conference on Didymosphenia geminata



25 September, 2012

Sarah Spaulding

The International Didymo Conference will be held March 12-13, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting hosted by the Invasive Species Action Network and Northeast Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, with the goal of bringing natural resource managers, researchers, conservationists, fishing clubs and others together for the state of the science and management.

Conference organizers are accepting abstracts for presentations on a variety of topics, including: 1) Basic organism biology - control of stalk growth, global population biology, food web interactions and environmental control of blooms; 2) Distribution and detection - documentation of occurrence of nuisance blooms, predictive models, non-bloom forming populations, and molecular techniques of detection; 3) Management - best practices for decontamination of equipment, controlling nuisance growths in regulated rivers, and implementing policy spread of this species; 4) Outreach - approaches and effectiveness in different regions; 5) Recreation - impacts on recreational users and relationship to specific activities.