SEWISC Annual Symposium

Free and Open to the Public

Each year we offer an educational symposium addressing invasive species issues and featuring keynote speakers who are experts in invasive species research and management. This event raises awareness and promotes the development of interdisciplinary research and the use of novel tools and approaches to advance our understanding of invasive species and inform the design, organization, and delivery of policies and practices that can improve prevention and management.

Invasive species represent one of the greatest contemporary threats to biodiversity, interacting with and often exacerbating other drivers of environmental change to impact agricultural productivity, ecosystem resilience, and human health. Invasive species problems are complex and multidimensional, yet our approach to their management is often piecemeal and reliant on single disciplinary perspectives.

SEWISC’s Educational Symposium is structured around the following themes: understanding pathways of introduction, determinants of establishment, ecological, economic, and societal impacts, and translation of knowledge into improved strategies. During the symposium, we present our annual "Sweat Equity Award," honoring Southeastern Wisconsin citizens and organizations for their significant contribution to preventing, controlling, or eradicating invasive species that harm our region’s lands, waters, and wetlands.

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Sewisc Annual Symposium Presentation

2023 Annual Education Symposium

So, You've Killed the Buckthorn and Garlic Mustard: Now What?
Jim Reinartz
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2022 Education Symposium

Native Plant Replacements for Exotic Invasives
John Mariani
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2019 Annual Education Symposium

Invasive Species in our Changing Climate
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2018 Annual Education Symposium

Between the Lawn and the Wild
Dan Carter and Doug Soldat
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2018 Annual Education Symposium

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2017 Annual Education Symposium

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2017 Annual Education Symposium

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2016 Sweat Equity Awardee

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2016 Annual Education Symposium

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2013 SEWISC Symposium

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2009 Annual Education Symposium

What is NR-40, Who is SEWISC and What is A CWMA?
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