Biological Control for Nature
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
October 3 – 10, 2010
This meeting will explore the benefits of classical biological control for the control of invasive insects and plants in natural forests, and associated habitats such as wetlands, grasslands, and deserts. Applications to islands and other natural systems will also be included. The meeting will not address other forms of biological control (e.g., augmentation, conservation, biopesticides), nor will it address use of biological control in plantation forestry. The meeting will appeal to biological control scientists, conservationists, invasion biologists, and land managers.
The meeting is supported by the USDA Forest Service (Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team,), USDA, ARS, the National Park Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the mid Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council and the Center for Invasive Species Research.