The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network hosted the Great Lakes Briefs on Invasive Organisms Traded in Commerce (BIOTIC) Symposium in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 3 and 4, 2014. The symposium was supported by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant Programs and aimed to advance knowledge and understanding of organisms in trade (OIT) invasion pathway. The symposium identified research gaps to improve management of OIT and facilitated the efficient transfer of information between researchers, managers, educators, OIT industries/associations and the public. Presentations focused on specific OIT invasion pathways and highlighted work being done on topics relating to risk assessment, regulations, outreach and industry efforts.
Use the links below to view abstracts, summaries and presentations from each of the five sessions at the Great Lakes BIOTIC Symposium.
A link to the Great Lakes BIOTIC summary fact sheet can be found here.
A second Great Lakes BIOTIC Symposium will held in lake 2017. Details will be posted here when they become available.