We are actively confronting the invasive species crisis with transdisciplinary science.
David Haak inspecting an invasive plant



  • Brown BL, Barney JN, Drake J, Escobar L, Haak D, Mims M, Reed EMX, Rogers H, Salom S, Schenk T, Sorice M (2023) An Introduction to the VT Invasive Species Working Group: Destination Area 2.0. VT College of Science Roundtable, April 22, 2023.
  • Reed EMX, Schenk T, Haak D, Brown B, Salom S (2022) Integrating policy and biology for invasive species management. Federal Organisms in Trade – Hitchhikers Work Group (Chair: Craig Martin, USFWS). Virtual. 16 December 2022.
  • Reed EMX (2022) Studying policy to inform biology: an invasive species case study. Virginia Tech Entomology Seminar Series, Blacksburg VA. 02 December 2022.
  • 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) Biological invasion laws among USA states reveal a fragmented policy landscape. North American Invasive Species Management Association Annual Conference. Kissimmee, FL. 7-10 November 2022.
  • Reed EMX (2022) Invited Panelist/Speaker, Breakout Session: “Biological Invasions in the Southeast US: Impacts, Management, and What’s On the Horizon”, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Symposium, September 19–21, 2022.
  • Reed EMX (2022) State-Level Invasion Policy in Virginia and the Eastern United States, presentation, Blue Ridge Partnership of Invasive Species Management (PRISM), 30 August 2022, virtual.
  • Reed EMX (2022) Population and landscape genetics of the anthropophilic invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus. Virginia Tech, Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Program. Seminar Series. Blacksburg VA. 13 April 2022.
  • 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. (~170 participants)
  • 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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