Chile is more dangerous for Argentina than vice versa

Researchers investigate the spread of invasive plant species in South America and Australia

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Difussion of the causes and consequences of biological invasions in Chile.

First Workshop About Biological Invasions (plant species): November 3rd 2009 Hotel Fundador, Santiago. (SEE NEWS)





Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN):


Southern Hemisphere Network on Conifer Invasions (SHCN)


“Alpine Pals” – Network for the study of interactions and impacts of global change.






6th MIREN Meeting November 22 to 26, 2012 Pucón, Chile





Book event, Observation and Ecology at the 97th Annual Meeting ESA in Portland Oregon, 5-10 August 2012.







Workshop "Invasive Plants in Forest Ecosystems: Challenges for Forest Certification." November 15, 2011, Room Sessions - Empreudec, University of Concepción Chile.


The aim of the workshop was to create a working groupto discuss issues related to the FSC Forest Certification process for forestry companies and the requirements for management and control of invasive plants. These plants have affected for years forest plantations and native forests, but was never so necessary to consider them.



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New: Director, Laboratory of Biological Invasions Dr. Aníbal Pauchard Recognized for the Biology Society of Chile






Workshop Introduced plant risk Assessment (ERPI) in Chile: establishing priorities for management and control. 1 y 2 de Diciembre 2010, Santiago Chile.


The goal of the workshop is to generate consensus about a common and realistic agenda about invasive plant species. In particular, we want to address how we can advance in risk assessment, what information is needed, what protocols we should use and what agencies (government) should lead the process.
Key note speaker: Dra. D. Gordon Director of Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy in Florida. (see news media)

























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The fifth MIREN annual meeting was held in Perth, Scotland on the 24th and 25th of September, 2010.




Attendees of the fifth MIREN meeting from left: (standing) Bridgett Naylor, Tim Seipel, Richard Mack, SylviaHaider, Jake Alexander, Lisa Rew, Catherine Parks, Ann Milbau, Anibal Pauchard, Fred Pollnac, ChristophKueffer, (crouching) Keith McDougall, José Arévalo.



  • X Metting Latinoamericano de Botánica en el Simposio: Simposio Plantas invasoras en Latinoamérica: diagnóstico actual, causas y consecuencias, Chile La Serena Octubre 2010



IV Meeting "Binacional de Ecología Simposio: Avances Recientes en Ecología de Invasiones Biológicas, Buenos Aires Agosto 2010



José Hierro (Univ. Nac. de La Pampa), Pablo Becerra (Pontificia Univ. Católica), Aníbal Pauchard (Univ. de Concepción), Carolina Morales (INIBIOMA y Univ. Nac. del Comahue) y Enrique Chaneton (IFEVA y Univ. de Buenos Aires).







First Workshop about Biological Invasions (plant species)


This workshop was developed in the Hotel Fundador (Santiago), on the 3rd of November 2009. This activity was organized by LIB, in collaboration with CONAMA, and the aim was to reach a consensus on the concepts about biological invasions discussing their impacts on ecosystems in Chile and generating guidelines in order to advance in determining priorities for control initiatives.
We invited staff from different public and private institutions related to the subject of plant invasions, such as CONAMA, CONAF, INIA, INFOR, SAG, CERTFOR, as well as individuals of the academic world.
Different speakers lead the discussion, with the collaboration of Dr. Paula Neill, Dr. Sergio Castro, Dr. Ramiro Bustamante and the members of LIB.





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Celebration of the first LIB anniversary


This event was celebrated on October 30st 2009 at 11:00 in the Auditorium of the Forest Sciences Faculty in the University of Concepción. In this opportunity, Dr. David M. Richardson gave a conference entitled “Fifty years of invasion ecology – the legacy of Charles Elton.¨ Once the conference finished, a reception was offered to those present.