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North American Invasive Species Management Association 30th Annual Conference

Co-hosted with Florida Invasive Species Council

November 7-10, 2022 | Ft. Myers, Florida

Through sharing research, challenges, and successes we aim to improve resilience on landscapes through prevention, early detection, control, and mitigation of invasive species.

Invasive Species Insights from Top National Experts

Dan Simberloff

University of Tennessee

Dan Simberloff

Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee, editor-in-chief of the journal Biological Invasions, and author of Strangers in Paradise: Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida

Léo Miranda

South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin Interior Regions
Leopoldo "Léo" Miranda-Castro serves as the Regional Director of the South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin Regions, where he oversees approximately 1,300 employees conserving fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within 11 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Kristen Sommers

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Leader over the Wildlife Impact Management Section in the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Rob Nelson

Filmmaker and Director, UntamedScience

How to Tell the Invasive Species Story: Lessons from Kudzu, Pythons, and More

Rob has spent his entire career communicating complicated science and nature stories, and he has a few tips that might make it easier for you to tell yours.

Hosted by Leaders in Invasive Species Management

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North American Invasive Species Management Association

In our 30th year, our mission is to promote and support invasive species management in North America. Our vision is for all lands and waters of North America to be protected from invasive species.
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Florida Invasive Species Council

The mission of the Florida Invasive Species Council is to reduce the impacts of invasive plants in Florida through the exchange of scientific, educational, and technical information. The vision of the Florida Invasive Species Council is to be a leading resource and partner for advancing invasive plant management in Florida.

Held in One of America’s Natural Wonderlands

Check back soon for details on field trips and more ways to explore Florida.