Re-introduced and introduced species
April 8-9, 2010 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS

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Species Introductions & Re-introductions:
Opportunities & Challenges

Black carpOne of the critical issues facing natural resource managers today concerns the opportunities of re-establishing species to their former range and the challenges of species that have been introduced to ranges to which they are not native. This issue extends across aquatic and terrestrial environments and thus the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society have partnered to co-host a symposium that addresses the ecological, social and economic issues concerning species introductions and re-introductions, planned or not planned, desired or not desired. We hope that this will be the first of many cooperative ventures between AFS and TWS.

Invited speakers will bring all participants to common ground on the topic and submitted papers by scientists will be presented to bring participants up to date on the ecological, social and economic impacts of introductions. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion on the strategy that the two professional societies (AFS, TWS) should implement to be proactive on species introductions and re-introductions.


Early registration for the symposium is closed. On-site registration is available at the following rates:

AFS/TWS Registration Fee $150.00
Non-member Registration Fee $175.00
Student Registration $125.00
4/8/10 Day Registration Fee$75.00
(day registration does not include meals or ground transportation)
4/9/10 Day Registration Fee$75.00
day registration does not include meals or ground transportation)
Guest/Spouse 4/7/10 dinner $20.00
Guest/Spouse 4/8/10 dinner $20.00

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