Invasive species researchers and practitioners, working on any taxonomic group, across the Pacific Northwest and beyond gathered to participate and share their findings at the Invasive Species Research Conference - Turning Science into Action - June 20 - 22, 2017.


The Invasive Species Council of BC convened the first Invasive Plant Research Conference in 2011 along with compiling an online research database of recent and current research projects on invasive plants as related to BC.  The goal of the online database was to provide easy access to recent research. The Research Conference was deemed successful for both academic researchers and practitioners by linking science with operations.  Based on the 2011 Research Conference, the BC Research Road Map was created to identify the future needs and priorities for invasive plant research relevant to BC. 

To build upon this work, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the Invasive Species Council of BC co-hosted the Invasive Species Research Conference, June 20 - 22, 2017 in Kamloops, BC.  


The Invasive Species Research Conference took place over two days, June 20 - 21, 2017, with the option of participating in field trips on the third day, June 22, 2017.

Why ATTEnd?

The Invasive Species Research Conference brought together scientific researchers and practitioners and featured two renowned keynote speakers, Dr. Daniel Simberloff & Dr. Anthony Ricciardi. The conference agenda inclued a series of oral and poster presentations, lightning talks, invasive species field trips and more - all in the beautiful, sunny location of Kamloops, BC.

Who should attend?

Invasive species researchers and practitioners from across the Pacific North-West were invited to participate and to submit scientific research abstracts for presentations at the Invasive Species Research Conference. 


The deadline for submitting oral presentations has passed. For any inquiries into abstracts, please contact Allyson Blake at


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