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Third International Conference on Invasive Spartina
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
NOVEMBER 8th - 10th, 2004
 
 
Beautiful and important in their native ecosystems, several species of Spartina become ecological and economic nightmares when they establish in non-native territories around the world. Each Spartina invasion is unique - a different species, a different type of shoreline, a different interaction with native species - but people dealing with the robust invaders face a similar spectrum of issues, ranging from scientific and technical to sociological and regulatory. Spartina plants thrive at the interface between land and sea, a place where even simple things become complex and unpredictable.
 
The Third International Conference on Invasive Spartina will provide a forum for the best and latest Spartina research from around the world, and an opportunity to hear and discuss the experiences of a wide range of marsh managers and technical experts. The conference will include scenic ground and helicopter tours to view and contemplate the Spartina "hybrid swarm" (S. alterniflora x S. foliosa) that threatens the San Francisco Estuary.