The ISC seeks to engage a broad range of stakeholders to educate about invasive species, their consequences, and the roles humans play. A more informed society is one that will act to mitigate the invasive species threat.

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Get Involved

ISC hosts workshops and events with national and international participants, resulting in publications addressing the science and policy of invasions. ISC work has connected graduate students and the broader Virginia Tech community with leading professionals in invasion management, advocacy, and media opportunities.


  • 2018 – Biological Invasions: Confronting a Crisis, Blacksburg VA
  • 2019 – Devising Seminar on the Science and Policy of Biological Invasions, Richmond VA
  • 2023 – Virginia Tech Summit on Invasive Species, Blacksburg VA


  • 2017 – The Science and Policy of Invasions (GRAD 6984)
  • 2019 – Advocacy, Science, and Policy of Invasive Species (GRAD 6984)
  • 2021 – The Science, Policy, and Management of Invasive Species (GRAD 5984)
  • 2022– Biological Invasions Science, Policy, and Management (GRAD 5984)
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InVAsion Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

Watch Party

The Invasive Species Language Workshop

February 27, 2024 1:30 pm
Steger Hall #118
At this webinar, invasive species researchers and science communication professionals will share best practices for communicating biological invasions to scientists, stakeholders, and the public.


2024 Invasive Species Symposium

March 15, 2024 1:00 pm
Steger Hall Conference Center
Plan to attend the first annual Invasive Species Symposium to experience exciting and timely research that is occurring across campus and to network with colleagues!

Stop The Spread

Invasive Species Removal

Students in Jacob Barney’s Biological Invasions course visited the Turfgrass Research Center, where they helped remove invasive plants growing on the property. The students learn that the first step for native ecosystem restoration is often removal of non-species that compete for precious resources.