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USDA Interagency Forum on Invasive Species


The 2023 Interagency Forum on Invasive Species is scheduled for January 10-13, 2023

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Background

The USDA Forum on Invasive Species is an annual meeting that began in 1990. The original purpose was to coordinate research on the European spongy moth, Lymantria dispar, among USDA agency scientists and their university cooperators by facilitating the exchange of information and data and encouraging their collaboration. This assured a degree of accountability and minimized the duplication of effort among the many scientists who conduct research on this serious forest pest. The Forum gained added stature when scientists from Europe, Asia, and elsewhere in North America learned of this meeting and began to attend and participate. The involvement of foreign scientists from countries where spongy moth and other invasive species have been native pests for centuries has added a different perspective to the meeting and has enhanced international cooperation, particularly in the use of biologically based technologies.

Beginning with the 1996 meeting, the scope of the Interagency Research Forum was broadened, and the Program Committee has devoted a significant portion of the agenda to discuss additional non-native invasive insects, diseases, and weeds that affect forest and urban trees, including, but not limited to the Asian Longhorned beetle, large-pine shoot moth, hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, Asian spongy moth, spotted lanternfly, beech bark disease, sudden oak death, butternut canker, mile-a-minute weed, and kudzu.  
General topics related to these pests include detection, measuring impacts, basic biology and genetics, risk assessment, preventing introductions, biological control, resistance breeding, and international forest insect and disease reports.

Each year, after the meeting, a Proceedings is published that can include extended length abstracts from participants. These proceedings, with links below, have been a valuable source of information for scientist and managers that focus on invasive forest pests.

Archive of Proceedings from USDA Research Forum on Invasive Species

McManus, Katherine A., comp. 2020. 30th USDA interagency research forum on invasive species; 2020 January 14-17; Annapolis, MD. FHTET-2020-01. Morgantown, WV: ​U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 75 p. https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/61526

McManus, Katherine A., compiler. 2018. Proceedings, 29th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species. Annapolis, MD; January 9-12, 2018. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team FHTET-2018-01.
https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/58373

McManus, Katherine A.; Poland, Therese M., comps. 2017. XXVII (28th) USDA interagency research forum on invasive species; 2017 January 10-13; Annapolis, MD. FHTET-2017-06. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 81 p.
https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/55940

McManus, Katherine A., comp. 2016. 27th USDA interagency research forum on Invasive species; 2016 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. FHTET-2016-09. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 107 p.
https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/55033

McManus, Katherine A.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., comps. 2015. 26th USDA interagency research forum on invasive species; 2015 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. FHTET-2015-09. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 104 p. https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/49393

McManus, Katherine A.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., comps. 2014. 25th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species [proceedings]; 2014 Jan. 8-10; Annapolis MD. FHTET-2014-06. Ft. Collins CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 101 p. https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/47626

McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2013. Proceedings, 24TH USDA interagency research forum on invasive species; 2013 Jan. 2013 Jan. 8-11; Annapolis, MD. FHTET 13-01. Ft. Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 124 p. https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/45421

McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2013. Proceedings, 23rd U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2012. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-114. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 126 p. https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/43427

McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2011. Proceedings, 22nd U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2011. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-92. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 105 p. https://www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/39810

McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W. 2010. Proceedings, 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 156 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/37516

McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-36. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 114 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/34230

McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2009. Proceedings. 19th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2008; 2008 January 8-11; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-36. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 100 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/9223

Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. 2008. Proceedings, 18th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2007; 2007 January 9-12; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-28. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 99 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/5874

Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. 2006. Proceedings 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species, 2006; 2006 January 10-13; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-10. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 117 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/2330

Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. 2005. Proceedings, 16th U.S.Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2005; 2005 January 18-21; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-337. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 107 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/7547

Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. 2005. Proceedings, XV U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2004; 2004 January 13-16. Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-332. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 98 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/7431

Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. 2004. Proceedings: XIV U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2003; 2003 January 14-17. Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-315. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 78 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6661

 Fosbroke, Sandra L.C.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2003. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2002; 2002 January 15-18; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-300. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 116 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6613

Fosbroke, Sandra L.C.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2001. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2001; 2001 January 16-19; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-285. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 150 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6590

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. 2000. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2000; 2000 January 18-21; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-273. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 81 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/5951

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. 1999. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 1999; 1999 January 19-22; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-266. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 82 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/5967

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W. 1998. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1998; 1998 January 20-23; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-248. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 72 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/5982

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. 1997. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1997; 1997 January 14-17; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-240. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 97 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6477

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. 1997. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1996; 1996 January 16-19; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-230. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 91 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6501

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. 1995. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1995; 1995 January 17-20; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-213. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 133 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6475

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. 1994. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1994; 1994 January 18-21, Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-188. Radnor, PA. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station.
97 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6438

Fosbroke, S.L.C.; Gottschalk, K.W., eds. 1993. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1993; 1993 January 19-22; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-179. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 127 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6423

Gottschalk, K.W.; Twery, M.J., eds. 1992. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1992; 1992 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-170. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 64 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6409

Gottschalk, K.W.; Twery, M.J., eds. 1992. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research forum 1991; 1991 January 14-17; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-167. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 54 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6406

Gottschalk, K.W.; Twery, M.J.; Smith, S.I., eds. 1991. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; 1990 January 23-25; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station 152 p. www.nrs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/6356

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