Call for Presenters — 2024 Potomac Conference: Reeling in the Challenge of Aquatic Invasive Species

The Call for Presentations and Posters is open for the

2024 Potomac River Conference:

Reeling in the Challenge of Aquatic Invasive Species


October 17, 2024

River View at Occoquan in Lorton, VA.

The conference will expound on the science, policy, and management of invasive fishes and other aquatic species in the Potomac River basin. We are seeking presenters for both the conference and the concurrent poster session.

If you are interested in speaking or presenting a poster, please complete the form below.

Submissions are due by COB Friday, May 31, 2024.

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Our relationship with invasive, non-native aquatic species in the Potomac River basin is complicated. Alarms are sounded and eradication efforts mobilized for some species (zebra mussels, blue catfish), while concerns about other non-native species fade as they fill empty ecological niches (Asiatic clams) or become prized fisheries (smallmouth bass). The goal of this effort is to convene a one-day, in-person conference to enhance awareness of the ecological roles that aquatic invasive species have or could assume in the Potomac River basin and the adverse impacts they impart when natural controls are missing.

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If you have questions or problems filling out the form, please contact us.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event:

Shad Level Sponsorship

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Xylem Water Solutions & Water Technology

Mussel Level Sponsorship

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HDR, Inc.

Sponsorships are still available. Contact us for more information.