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7th TEXAS INVASIVE PLANT & PEST CONFERENCE
October 23-26, 2018
University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Austin, Texas

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(revised 10/18/18)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time

Event

Location

4:30-5:30PM

TIPPC Board of Directors Meeting

Threadgill's Saloon
301 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

6:00-8:00

Reception: Includes 2 free beer/wine tickets

Threadgill's Saloon

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time

Event

Location

8:00-8:30AM

Check-in and Registration
Breakfast

Great Hall

8:30-8:45

UT-LBJWC Executive Director's Welcome - Patrick Newman
TIPPC Chair’s Welcome - Scott Walker

Auditorium

8:45-9:30

Statewide Aquatic Vegetation and Invasive Species Management Update - John Findeisen, Angela England & Patricia Thompson, Thomas Decker, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Auditorium

9:30-10:15

TAMU Forest Service Update: EAB, Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt - Allen Smith, Texas A&M Forest Service

Auditorium

10:15-10:45

Break, Exhibits, Poster Session & Group Photograph

Great Hall

10:45-11:30

Success in Citizen Science: Beginnings and Partnerships - Karan Rawlins, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia

Auditorium

11:30-12:30PM

Box Lunch

Great Hall

12:30-1:30

Paper Session IResearch & EDRR

Auditorium

1:30-2:00

Break, Exhibits & Poster Session

Great Hall

2:00-4:00

Giant Salvinia Symposium

Auditorium

4:00-5:00

TIPPC Business Meeting

Auditorium

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time

Event

Location

8:30-9:00AM

Check in and Registration
Breakfast

Great Hall

9:00-9:45

“Never Dump Your Tank”: TPWD’s Marketing Coastal Campaign - Janis Johnson, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Auditorium

9:45-10:30

Lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico: Forming a Comprehensive Control Plan - Leslie Hartman, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Auditorium

10:30-10:50

Break, Exhibits & Poster Session

Great Hall

10:50-11:50PM

Paper Session IIResearch & EDRR (Student)

Auditorium

11:50-1:00

Box Lunch

Great Hall

1:00-2:40

Paper Session IIIControl and Management

Auditorium

2:40-3:00

Break, Exhibits, & Poster Session

Great Hall

3:00-4:20

Paper Session IV Leadership & Coordination, Education & Public Awareness

Auditorium

4:20-5:00

Session Review with Chairs

Auditorium

6:00-8:30

Awards Banquet

Great Hall

Friday, October 26, 2018

Time

Event

8:00-11:00AM

Tour:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Research Plots and Gardens

8:00AM-2:00PM

Field Trip:  Invasive Species Management in Austin

9:00AM-12:00PM

Workshop:  Invaders of Texas Citizen Science Train-the-Trainer CANCELLED

9:00AM-4:00PM

Field Trip:  Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Invasives Management and Lake Travis Zebra Mussels

9:30AM-11:00AM

Guided Tour:  LBJ Presidential Library

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PAPER SESSION I
Wednesday • October 24th, 2018 • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Early Detection & Rapid Response Research

AUDITORIUM

12:30 PM       1.         INVISIBLE ZEBRA MUSSEL LARVAE: WHAT DOGS' NOSES CAN TELL US
ABOUT WHAT WE CAN'T SEE. Aimee Hurt*, Working Dogs for Conservation, Bozeman, MT, 59771, USA and Laura Speight, Caddo Biocontrol Alliance, Uncertain, TX 75661, USA.

12:50 PM       2.         THE POPULATION DYNAMICS OF ZEBRA MUSSELS IN TEXAS LAKES
BELTON, RAY ROBERTS AND TEXOMA 2016-2017. Robert F. McMahon* and Heather Arterburn, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

1:10 PM         3.         FOUR INVASIVE MOLLUSKS IN TEXAS AND THEIR ABILITY TO TRANSMIT ANGIOSTRONGYLUS NEMATODES: AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH CONCERN. Ashley R. Morgan-Olvera*, Alexandra Herrera Martinez and Autumn J. Smith-Herron, Texas Invasive Species Institute, Huntsville, TX.

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GIANT SALVINIA SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday • October 24th, 2018 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

AUDITORIUM

  2:00 PM       S1.      CADDO LAKE: LARGEST NATURAL LAKE IN TEXAS VS. “THE WORLD’S WORST WEED”. Robert Speight, Northeast Texas Municipal Water District, Springs, TX.

  2:20 PM       S2.      OVERVIEW OF THE SALVINIA WEEVIL AS A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ORGANISM AND TPWD’S WEEVIL PROGRAM WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON CADDO LAKE. Thomas Decker, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX.

  2:40 PM       S3.      COMBATTING GIANT SALVINIA AT CADDO LAKE: SALVINIA WEEVIL PRODUCTION. Laura Speight, Caddo Biocontrol Alliance, Uncertain, TX.

  3:00 PM       S4.      INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR GIANT SALVINIA AND OTHER INVASIVE SPECIES. John Findeisen, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin, TX.

  3:20 PM       S5.      COMPREHENSIVE EFFORTS TO CONSERVE AND RESTORE CADDO LAKE AND ITS WATERSHED: NON PROFITS' ROLE IN INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT. Laura-Ashley Overdyke, Caddo Lake Institute, Shreveport, LA.

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PAPER SESSION II
Thursday • October 25th, 2018 • 10:50 AM – 11:50 PM

Research & EDRR (Student)

AUDITORIUM

10:50 AM       4.         NONNATIVE PLANT SURVEY OF THE TEXAS POST-OAK SAVANNA. Ashley R. Green*, Katherine Strain, Andrew Kirsop, Norma L. Fowler, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

11:10 AM       5.         THE TWO-WAY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN INVASIVE GRASS, KING RANCH BLUESTEM, AND FIRE. Carolyn Whiting*, Whitney Behr, Alice Oline, Carly Andrews, Elinor M. Lichtenberg, Shalene Jha, and Norma L. Fowler, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

11:30 AM       6.         OPPORTUNITIES FOR TERMITE INVASIONS: INTRODUCTIONS OF EXOTIC TERMITES TO THE USA BASED ON PORT OF ENTRY DATA. Alexander Blumenfeld* and Ed Vargo, Rollins Urban & Structural Entomology Facility, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

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PAPER SESSION III
Thursday • October 25th, 2018 • 1:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Control and Management

AUDITORIUM
1:00 PM         7.         INVASIVE AND EXOTIC SPECIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT AT
AMISTAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS. Sarah Howard, National Park Service, Amistad National Recreation Area, Del Rio, TX.

1:20 PM         8.         UPDATE ON COOPERATIVE WEED MANAGEMENT AREAS AND
COOPERATIVE INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT AREAS IN TEXAS.         Hans Landel, University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center; Texasinvasives.org, Austin, TX.

1:40 PM        9.        AMERICAN CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE (ACE) INVASIVE SPECIES STRIKE TEAM. BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO RESTORE NATURAL HABITATS IN THE DEEP SOUTH. Dan McLendon*, ACE Texas Restoration Program Manager, Corpus Christi, TX and Ian Torrence, ACE National Restoration Director, Flagstaff, AZ.

2:00 PM        10.        LONG-TERM CONTROL OF KING RANCH BLUESTEM WITH LATE-SUMMER FIRE. Charlotte Reemts*, The Nature Conservancy, and Carla Picinich, Natural Resources Management Branch, Fort Hood Garrison, Department of the Army.

2:20 PM        11.        BEETLES, WEEVILS, AND SCALES, OH MY! MONITORING OF THREE BIOCONTROLS FOR SALT CEDAR IN THE TRANS PECOS TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. Chris M. Ritzi*, Department of Biology, Geology and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.

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PAPER SESSION IV
Thursday • October 25th, 2018 • 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Leadership & Coordination Education & Public Awareness

AUDITORIUM

3:00 PM        12.        HOW TO PLANT RIGHT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM OVER A DECADE OF WORK TO STOP THE SALE OF INVASIVE PLANTS THROUGH A COLLABORATIVE, VOLUNTARY, SCIENCE-BASED APPROACH. Stephanie Falzone, PlantRight, San Francisco, CA.

3:20 PM        13.        ARUNDO CONTROL MAN: AN OUTREACH PROGRAM TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF ARUNDO DONAX. Angela E. England, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX.

3:40 PM        14.        IMPLEMENTATION OF A SCIENCE-BASED, TARGETED OUTREACH
PROGRAM TO ADDRESS A CRITICAL VECTOR FOR ZEBRA MUSSEL INTRODUCTIONS. Patricia Thompson, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin, TX.

4:00 PM        15.        AN UPDATE ON THE TEXASINVASIVES.ORG PROGRAM. Hans Landel, University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texasinvasives.org, Austin, TX.

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POSTER SESSION

GREAT HALL

P1.      A SURVEY OF BAHIAGRASS (PASPALUM NOTATUM) ACROSS SIX TEXAS
COUNTIES. Katherine K. Strain*, Ashley R. Green, Norma L. Fowler, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

P2.      THE EFFECT OF FIRE ON INVASIVE GRASSES AND PLANT COMMUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND NORTH TEXAS AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA. Kyle Simpson*, Whitney Behr, Carolyn Whiting, and Norma Fowler. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

P3.      KING RANCH BLUESTEM'S AFFECT ON BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL COMMUNITIES MAY EXPLAIN ITS ALLELOPATHY ON WILD MERCURY PRESERVE, KENDAL COUNTY. David L. Davidson, Wild Mercury Preserve, Kendal County.

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