TRU and ISCBC are excited to announce two internationally renowned keynote speakers at the Invasive Species Research Conference:
Dr. Daniel Simberloff
Daniel Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee. He received his A.B. (1964) and Ph.D. (1968) from Harvard University and was a faculty member at Florida State University from 1968 through 1997, when he joined the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. His publications number ca. 500 and center on ecology, biogeography, evolution, and conservation biology; much of his research focuses on causes and consequences of biological invasions. His research projects are on insects, plants, fungi, birds, and mammals.
Daniel Simberloff is editor-in-chief of Biological Invasions, senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2012), author of Invasive Species: What Everyone Needs to Know (2013), and is a member of the editorial board for several other journals. He served on the United States National Science Board 2000-2006. In 2006 he was named Eminent Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America, in 2012 he won the Margalef Prize for research in ecology, and in 2015 he won the Wallace Prize of the International Biogeography Society. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Anthony Ricciardi
Dr. Anthony Ricciardi is a professor of biology in the Redpath Museum and the School of Environment at McGill University, and a McGill Trottier Fellow in Science and Public Policy. For over 20 years, his research has examined the causes and consequences of biological invasions using field experiments, lab experiments, empirical modeling and meta-analysis.
Anthony is an editorial board member for the journal Biological Invasions and the journal Diversity and Distributions. From 2006 to 2016, he served on the scientific committee of the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network – an NSERC research group that assessed the risks and mechanisms of invasion in Canada's lakes, rivers and coastal waters. In recent years, he and his students have sought to identify global patterns and mechanisms that explain variation in the colonization success and impacts of introduced freshwater fishes and invertebrates.