Invasive Plant Symposium

Storrs, CT
Monday, August 10, 2009
Invasive Plant Symposium
Monday, August 10, 2009 - Wednesday, August 12, 2009

University of Connecticut
Student Union
2110 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269

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An International Symposium sponsored by the New England Invasive Plant Center

Storrs, Connecticut, USA    August  10–12, 2009


final IPS program booklet 7 28.pdf

The deadline for submitting abstracts, July 20, has passed.  If you are still interested in presenting a paper or poster, please contact Mary Musgrave at  Thank you.


For more than a century, there has been extensive horticultural trade between Asia and America. While this has added to the rich diversity of the gardens in both regions, certain species (e.g. barberry, bittersweet in America; goldenrod in Asia) have escaped the bounds of cultivation and now threaten the native floras of both regions.  It is our hope that by bringing together experts from each region, we can learn from each other’s success and failures, and establish the framework for international collaborative research efforts. 


This conference will focus on:  (1) ecology aspects of plant invasiveness, (2) horticultural, biotech, and plant breeding approaches to solving the problem of invasive ornamentals, and (3) policy and regulatory challenges surrounding invasive plants.  In addition to invited talks and panel discussions, the conference will include platform and poster sessions for contributed papers that address one or more of these three themes.



The conference will be held at the University of Connecticut Student Union, a state-of-the art conference facility on the heart of the Storrs campus.  Because of the working-group nature of the conference, attendance will be limited to 100.  Registration and abstract submission are available online by clicking the "Register Now" button.  Abstract submissions are due by July 20, 2009.  If presenting a poster, posterboards are 4 ft high x 6 ft wide.


Conference Coordinator

Mary Musgrave, Department of Plant Science, University of Connecticut
For programming and abstract questions, please contact: or 860 486-2925.  For registration questions, contact or 860-486-9050.

Conference Chairs

Yi Li, Department of Plant Science, University of Connecticut


John Silander, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut


Contact Information

  • Phone: 860-486-9050, Email:

Payment Instructions

  • Payment may be made by credit card, check, or FRS account (UConn only). 
    Checks should be made payable to: University of Connecticut - IPS.

    Checks can be mailed to:

    University of Connecticut - IPS
    2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3013
    Storrs, CT 06269-3013
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