The ISC is actively confronting the invasive species crisis by producing original research, connecting across branches of knowledge, and training the next generation of policy-minded scientists.

David Haak inspecting an invasive plant



  • Barney JN (2024, June 17), Coordination and consistency needed in US state invasive species policies. 2024 World Biodiversity Forum. Davos, Switzerland.
  • O’Malley G (2024, April 10), Hokie for a Day.
  • O’Malley G (2024, April 7), SEEDS Blacksburg Nature Center Spring Festival.
  • ISC Steering Committee (2024, February 7), State of the University Address.
  • Barney JN (2024, April 9), Briefing on the ISC to the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
  • Barney JN (2024, April 5), Briefing on the ISC to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Deans Advisory Council.
  • Barney JN (2024, February 22), Invasive species research now and in the future at Virginia Tech: Opportunities for collaboration. CeZAP Distinguished Seminar Series.
  • O’Malley G, Drake J, Mims M, Lahondere C, Salom S, Rogers H, Barney JN, & Sorice M (2024, February & March), Global Change IX Invasive Species: Consequences and Possible Remediation. Lifetime Learning Institute.
  • Brown B, Salom S, Schenk T, Haak D. Barney JN, & Harriman H (2024, January, February, & March), Invasive species in Virginia and the Invasive Species Working Group. Hahn Horticulture Garden Lunch and Learn. 
  • Barney JN (2024, January 26), Presentation on the ISC at the Global Change Center Faculty Retreat.
  • Brown BL, Barney JN, Drake J, Escobar L, Haak D, Mims M, Reed EMX, Rogers H, Salom S, Schenk T, & Sorice M (2023, April 23), An Introduction to the VT Invasive Species Working Group: Destination Area 2.0. VT College of Science Roundtable.
  • Reed EMX, Schenk T, Haak D, Brown B, & Salom S (2022, December 16), Integrating policy and biology for invasive species management. Federal Organisms in Trade – Hitchhikers Work Group (Chair: Craig Martin, USFWS). Virtual.
  • Reed EMX (2022, December 2), Studying policy to inform biology: an invasive species case study. Virginia Tech Entomology Seminar Series, Blacksburg VA. 
  • Reed EMX, Agarwal P, Barney JN, Braswell C, Brown BL, Cathey S, Heminger A, Kianmehr A, Sharma G, Salom S, Schenk T, & Haak DC (2022, November 7-11), Biological invasion laws among USA states reveal a fragmented policy landscape. North American Invasive Species Management Association Annual Conference. Kissimmee, FL.
  • Reed EMX (2022, September 19-21), Invited Panelist/Speaker, Breakout Session: “Biological Invasions in the Southeast US: Impacts, Management, and What’s On the Horizon”, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Symposium.
  • Reed EMX (2022, August 30), State-Level Invasion Policy in Virginia and the Eastern United States, presentation, Blue Ridge Partnership of Invasive Species Management (PRISM).
  • Reed EMX (2022, April 13), Population and landscape genetics of the anthropophilic invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus. Virginia Tech, Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Program. Seminar Series. Blacksburg VA.
  • Reed EMX (2021), Effects of Urbanization Intensity on Genetic Connectivity of the Invasive Mosquito Aedes albopictus, Virginia Tech, Department of Biological Sciences. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Seminar Series. Postdoc Flash Talk. Blacksburg, VA.
  • Barney JN, Brooks R, Lakoba VT, & Haak D (2021), U.S. State Noxious Weed Lists are Reactive, Not Coordinated, and Incongruous With Biology. National Invasive Species Awareness Week, sponsored by the North American Invasive Species Management Association.
  • Barney JN, Salom S, Haak DC, Lakoba VT, & Schenk T (2020), Connecting stakeholders to bridge the knowing-doing gap in biological invasions. Ecological Society of America, Symposium on Translational Invasion Ecology: Bridging Research and Practice to Address One of the Greatest Drivers of Global Change.
  • Salom S, Barney JN, Haak DC, Lakoba VT*, & Schenk T (2019), Advocacy, science, and policy of invasive species: Results of a visit to DC by a graduate student class. 60th Annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference. Savannah, GA.
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