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March 2022

The status of Black Carp Mylopharyngodon piceus in the United States

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Black Carp are an emerging invasive fish species in the United States. Specifically, to be discussed: what are Black Carp, what is their history of use and importation, how to identify Black Carp, and what recent research is available. This webinar will be presented by Patrick Kroboth from the U.S. Geological Survey Columbia Environmental Research Center.

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April 2022

Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Webinar Series 2022

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - April 8 @ 3:00 pm

Dear Great Lakes community: You're invited to attend this week-long, five-part webinar series focused on assessing and enhancing the resilience of Great Lakes coastal wetlands. The series is being hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Over the past four years, ECCC has completed a novel climate change vulnerability assessment of coastal wetlands and is excited to share the findings from this assessment, along with adaptation strategies and possible implementation options for…

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International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS)

April 18 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm

The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS) is the most comprehensive international forum to address new and emerging issues related to aquatic invasive species in freshwater, marine and estuarine environments. ICAIS provides an international platform for the presentation of aquatic invasive species research that pertains to species biology, risk assessment, prevention, management and control methods, ecological and ecosystem impacts and restoration, outreach and policy. The 2022 Conference will take place from April 19-22, 2022 (with registration on April 18)…

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May 2022

ISC Webinar: Plasticity drives extreme cold tolerance of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) during a polar vortex

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

New research, 'Plasticity drives extreme cold tolerance of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) during a polar vortex', indicates emerald ash borer (EAB) can adapt to Canadian winters and can tolerate extremely cold winter temperatures (-50°C). Chris MacQuarrie, Research Scientist at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, and Meghan Duell, Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Western Ontario, will explain these recent findings and discuss EAB management.

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June 2022

ISC Webinar: Investigating starry stonewort as an ecosystem engineer and forecasting the future invasion potential in Ontario lakes

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Starry stonewort is a non-native charophyte species that has started to take hold in Ontario lakes. This session summarizes current knowledge surrounding the aquatic food web and ecosystem-level impacts associated with starry stonewort invasion. Attendees will learn how to identify habitat that is favourable for starry stonewort invasion, as well as learn how to differentiate starry stonewort from vulnerable aquatic plants and macroalgae native to Ontario.

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