Ohio Invasive Plants Council


This conference is designed to bring researchers, land managers, landscapers, growers, students and interested public together to learn about recent advances and to continue dialogue and interaction regarding the ecology and management of invasive plants that threaten terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic ecosystems in Ohio.

OIPC 2013 Research Conference

"Strengthening the Bridge between Research and Management"

Date: February 21, 2013

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio


General Information

  • Agenda - Now Available through this link
  • Location - The 4-H Center is located near the Ohio State University Campus.
  • Cost - $30
    - Free parking is available at the Bill Davis Stadium Lot on Fred Taylor Drive across from the 4H Center. A Parking Pass is required. Please email Judy Holtvogt at jholtvogt@aol.com if you have registered and not received a parking pass.
  • Directions - Easy access from SR 315, Lane Ave. exit
  • Lodging - A group rate is available at the The Blackwell, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210 (less than 1 mile from the 4-H Center). Make reservations prior to 1/21/13 at 866-247-4003, specifying you are with the Ohio Invasive Plant Council.
  • Sponsorship Registration Sponsorship is appreciated. Please see Sponsorship Request Letter for general information or submit Sponsorship Application to support the conference. For more information contact tborgman@greatparks.org
  • Posters - Poster boards are 4 feet high and 6 feet long, so any size poster can be accommodated.

For Additional Conference Information Contact:

General Information - David Gorchov, GorchoDL@muohio.edu - Conference Coordinator

Poster Abstracts - Cheryl Coon, ccoon@fs.fed.us

Sponsorship - Tom Borgman, tborgman@greatparks.org

Registration - Nora Hiland, nhiland@columbus.rr.com or Judy Holtvogt, jholtvogt@aol.com

Infestation of Lesser Celandine

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  Important Dates:

11/30/12 - Poster Abstracts Submission Deadline - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 12/15/2012


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mark H. Brand, Professor of Horticulture, University of Connecticut - "Horticulture forms of barberry and euronymus: Are they really that invasive"

Nidia Arguedas, Conservation Planner, Cleveland Metro Parks - "Exotic earthworms and invasive plants"

Kendra A. Cipollini, Associate Professor of Biology, Wilmington College - "Understanding and mitigating impacts of lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)"

Ryan McEwan, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Dayton - "Ecosystem effects of Amur honeysuckle on forests and streams"

Helen J. Michaels, Associate Professor of Biology, Bowling Green State University - "Invasives in northwest Ohio wetlands: Hope for wet prairies and marsh madness"

Joanne Rebbeck, Research Plant Physiologist, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service - "Fire management and woody invasive plants in oak ecosystems"

Crysta Gantz, Research Technician, Lodge Lab, University of Notre Dame - "Predicting aquatic invasive species" 






OIPC Mission Statement:
Participating in statewide efforts to address the threats of invasive species to Ohio's ecosystems and economy by providing leadership and promoting stewardship, education, research, and information exchange.