2023 P-IE Invasive Species Field Tour


September 12-14, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
Orlando, Florida


The ESA Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section is hosting the Invasive Species Field Tour in Orlando, Florida, September 12-14. Attendees will learn about several different invasive pests affecting natural and managed landscapes in the southern U.S., including forest pests, agricultural pests, and pests in urban and suburban areas. Speakers will include experts from entomology and pathology who are focused on both research and management discussing how these pests arrived, what we are trying to do about them, and what the future holds in terms of invasive species pest detection and management. 
This tour will not only give you insights into invasive species issues and management in the region but will also allow you the opportunity to connect with colleagues from several different organizations and career stages. Register by July 31 for the discounted rate. 

Registration and housing is now open. View the tentative schedule of events.

Contact Lauren M. Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, or David Coyle, Clemson University, with questions about field tour content and local arrangements.

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  • We encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated and to self-test prior to arriving at the tour. Free COVID-19 home tests can be obtained at https://special.usps.com/test kits. Per updated guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, it is recommended that all individuals wear face coverings in all indoor locations, but it will be required while on the tour bus, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Our expectation is that we will all practice protocols that reflect this “spirit of respect and care” for our community throughout the event. We will continue to actively monitor local, state, and federal guidelines and we may further adjust our well-being protocols if local conditions change as we get closer to the event.
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