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Laura L Ahearn

    Laura Ahearn Meyerson

    Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

University address: Home address and telephone:

    The University of Rhode Island 112 Little Rest Road

    Department of Natural Resources Science Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    Coastal Institute at Kingston (h) 401-783-7396

    1 Greenhouse Road (c) 202-494-9304

    Kingston, RI 02881

     401-874-7058

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

    Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology, The University of Rhode Island, Department of

    Natural Resources Science.

    Coastal Institute National Science Foundation IGERT Project (CIIP) Faculty: Assessing Change

    in Coastal Ecosystems: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences, University of Rhode Island EDUCATION

    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, September 1995 to November 2000

    ; Doctor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental

    Studies

    ; Doctoral studies on the effects of invasive species on ecosystem-level processes: a

    Phragmites case study. Advisor: Dr. Kristiina Vogt.

    ; Additional studies on competitive interactions of Phragmites. Advisor: Dr. Oswald Schmitz.

    ; Additional studies monitoring populations of Phragmites australis on the Quinnipiac River.

    In cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, September 1993 to May 1995

    ; Master of Forest Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

    ; Thesis: Research in Puerto Rico at the Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) sites on the

    effects of four plant species on soil biogeochemistry.

    ; Additional research on the persistence of residual Roundup? (glyphosate) in soil and its

    effects on seedling germination. Advisor: Dr. Graeme Berlyn.

    ; Soil analysis of nutrient changes in the Hubbard Brook Watershed for five years between

    1970 and 1992. Advisor: Dr. Thomas G. Siccama (9/93-1/94).

    ; Ecological survey of 52-acre Hopkins Forest in New Haven, CT. Included an evaluation of

    geology, soils, vegetation, and wildlife for a management plan.

    ; Summer Program in technical skills: Three-week course in plant identification, land

    measurement and mapping, and ecosystem measurement.

City University of New York (CUNY) Baccalaureate Program, Hunter College,

    New York City, September 1988 to May 1993

    ; Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Biology, Magna Cum Laude

    ; Phi Beta Kappa

    ; Thesis: Research on the mutagenic effects of non-pharmaceutical products

    ; Student of the Year, Hunter College, 1992

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ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

    New England Biolabs Summer Intensive Molecular biology Workshop. Smith College, Northampton, MA. Summer 2006.

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

2009 Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellowship

    2008 Outstanding Researcher at the University of Rhode Island

    2008 Election to Vice President, Phi Beta Kappa, Rhode Island Chapter 2008 Election to Sigma Xi, University of Rhode Island chapter

    2001-2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental

    Fellowship, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the National Center for

    Ecological Assessment (NCEA).

    2001 Darwin Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,

    Department of Organismal Ecology and Behavior (declined).

    2001 Switzer Leadership Fellow for Ecological Restoration Research (declined).

    2001 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program (finalist). 1999 to 2000 Switzer Environmental Fellowship, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation,

    Mentor: Professor Carla D’Antonio, University of California, Berkeley.

    1999 Selected for Dean’s faculty/student committee to write the mission statement for

    the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

    1995 to 1999 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University, School of Forestry and

    Environmental Studies.

    1996 Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), G. Evelyn Hutchinson Fellowship 1996 Doctoral representative for Dean search committee.

    1993 to 1995 Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, teaching fellowship. 1993 to 1994 Leopold Schepp Foundation, Graduate Fellowship.

    1993 to 1994 National Council of State Garden Clubs, Graduate Fellowship. 1993 to 1994 Edna Kunc Scholarship for Graduate Study, Hunter College.

    1988 to 1993 Hunter College Scholarship.

PUBLICATIONS IN PREPARATION OR SUBMITTED

    *Denotes graduate and undergraduate student authorship

Chambers, R.M. L.A. Meyerson, K.Lellis-Dibble*. In Review. Ecology of Phragmites and Response to

    Tidal Restoration. In C. Roman and D. Burdick (eds), Restoring Tidal Flow to Salt

    Marshes: A Synthesis of Science and Management in New England, Island Press.

    Meyerson, L.A., M. Borenstein* C. Cackowski*, E. DeCelles, * R. Huebner*, R. Jamieson*, K.A. Lellis*,

    C.L. Salvatore*, K.H. Sperry*. In prep. Direct costs of research, management and control of

    Phragmites australis in the United States.

    Lellis, K*. and L.A. Meyerson. In prep. Nekton Use of Phragmites australis, Spartina alterniflora, and

    Typha angustifolia: A synthesis of current research and suggestions for future studies.

    Marine Ecological Press Series.

    Meyerson, L.A., A. Lambert, R. Berger, E. Kiviat, K. Saltonstall, L. Stanton. In prep (invited). Ongoing

    invasion of Phragmites australis in North America: ecological effects and research needs for

    the expansion of the Eurasian and Gulf Coast lineages. Invasive Plant Science and

    Management.

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Saltonstall, K., A. Lambert, L.A. Meyerson. Submitted (invited). Genetics and Reproduction of

    Common (Phragmites australis) and Giant Reed (Arundo donax) Invasive Plant Science and

    Management.

    Meyerson, L.A., J. Atwood*, and D. Viola*. In preparation. Phenological overlap creates the potential

    for hybridization between native and introduced Phragmites. Estuaries.

    Lambert, A. and L.A. Meyerson. In Prep. Conservation of native Phragmites australis genotypes in

    North America. Conservation Biology.

    Meyerson, L.A. and R.M. Chambers. In preparation. The effect of Phragmites australis on nutrient

    pools and fluxes in freshwater tidal marsh ecosystems. Limnology and Oceanography.

    Meyerson, L.A. and D. Viola*. In preparation. Herbivory on native and introduced Phragmites

    australis by aphids differs by populations sampled. Environmental Entomology.

    Baron, J., L. Gunderson, C. Allen, E. Fleishman, D. McKenzie, L.A. Meyerson, J. Oropeza, N.

    Stephenson. In Review. National Parks and Reserves for Adapting to Climate Change.

    Environmental Management.

PUBLICATIONS

    *Denotes graduate and undergraduate student authorship

    1. Meyerson, L.A., D. Viola*, and R. Brown. 2009. Hybridization of invasive Phragmites

    australis with a native subspecies in North America. Biological Invasions.

    2. Sala, O.E., L.A. Meyerson, C. Parmesan (eds.). 2009. Biodiversity change and human health:

    From ecosystem services to spread of disease. SCOPE Series 69, Island Press, 303 pp.

    3. Meyerson, L.A., Osvaldo Sala, Alain Froment, Carolyn Friedman, Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Pim

    Martens, Asit Mazumder, Aditya Purohit, Matt Thomas, Andrew Wilby. 2009. Allocation of

    biodiversity to sustainably improve human health and well-being. Science Committee on

    Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). In Biodiversity change and human health: From

    ecosystem services to spread of disease. Island Press, 303 pp.

    4. Meyerson, F.A.B., L.A. Meyerson, C. Parmesan, and O. E. Sala. 2009. Human health,

    biodiversity and ecosystem services: the intertwined challenging future. In Biodiversity

    change and human health: From ecosystem services to spread of disease (O.E. Sala, L.A.

    Meyerson, C. Parmesan, eds.). SCOPE Series 69, Island Press, 303 pp.

    5. Meyerson, L.A. Biosecurity, Biofuels, and Biological Diversity. 2008. Frontiers in Ecology

    and the Environment, 6(6):291.

    6. CCSP. 2008: The effects of climate change on agriculture, land resources, water resources,

    and biodiversity. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the

    Subcommittee on Global Change Research. P. Backlund, A. Janetos, D. Schimel, J. Hatfield, K.

    Boote, P. Fay, L. Hahn, C. Izaurralde, B.A. Kimball, T. Mader, J. Morgan, D. Ort, W. Polley, A.

    Thomson, D. Wolfe, M. Ryan, S. Archer, R. Birdsey, C. Dahm, L. Heath, J. Hicke, D. Hollinger, T.

    Huxman, G. Okin, R. Oren, J. Randerson, W. Schlesinger, D. Lettenmaier, D. Major, L. Poff, S.

    Running, L. Hansen, D. Inouye, B.P. Kelly, L. Meyerson, B. Peterson, R. Shaw. U.S.

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC., USA, 362 pp.

    7. Janetos, A., L. Hansen, D. Inouye, B.P. Kelly, L. Meyerson, B. Peterson, and R. Shaw, 2008.

    Biodiversity. In: The effects of climate change on agriculture, land resources, water resources,

    and biodiversity. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the

    Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Washington, DC., USA, 362 pp

    8. Meyerson, L.A., K. Saltonstall, R.M. Chambers. 2009 In press (Invited). Phragmites australis

    in eastern North America: a historical and ecological perspective. In Silliman, B. R., E.

    Grosholz, M. D. Bertness. Salt marshes under global Siege. Univ. of Cal. Press

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9. Meyerson, F.A.B. L.A. Meyerson and J.K. Reaser. 2008 In Press. Biosecurity from the

    ecologist’s perspective: developing a broader view. International Journal of Risk Assessment

    and Management

    10. Meyerson, L.A., R. O’Malley, and R. Engeman. 2008. Tracking non-native vertebrate species:

    Indicator design for the United States. Wildlife Research 35:235-241. 11. Baron, J.S., C.D. Allen, E. Fleishman, L. Gunderson, D. McKenzie, L. Meyerson, J. Oropeza, and

    N. Stephenson, 2008: National Parks. In: Preliminary review of adaptation options for

    climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science

    Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research [Julius, S.H., J.M. West (eds.), J.S.

    Baron, L.A. Joyce, B.D. Keller, M.A. Palmer, C.H. Peterson, and J.M. Scott (Authors)]. U.S.

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 4-1 to 4-68. 12. Reaser, J.K., L.A. Meyerson, Betsy Von Holle. 2007. Saving Camels from Straws: How

    Propagule Pressure-Based Prevention Policies Can Reduce the Risk of Unintentional

    Introductions. Biological Invasions doi 10.1007/s10530-007-9186-x.

    13. Meyerson, L.A. 2007. Phragmites australis: it’s not all bad. Rhode Island Naturalist. Summer

    Issue: 5-7.

    14. Meyerson, L.A. 2007. Saving Native Phragmites: Native versus Introduced Phragmites

    australis What are the differences and why should we care? Wildflora RI 21(2)1:1-3.

    15. Reaser, J.K., L. A. Meyerson, Q. Cronk, M.De Poorter, L.G. Eldrege, E. Green, M. Kairo, P.

    Latasi, R. N. Mack, J. Mauremootoo, D. O’Dowd, W. Orapa, S. Sastroutomo, A. Saunders, C.

     Shine, S. Thrainsson& L. Vaiutu. 2007. Ecological and Socio-Economic Impacts of Invasive

    Alien Species in Island Ecosystems. Environmental Conservation 34(2): 1-14.

    16. Mack, R.N., B. Von Holle, and L.A. Meyerson. 2007. Assessing invasive alien species across

    multiple spatial scales: Working globally and locally. Frontiers in Ecology and the

    Environment. 5(4): 217-220.

    17. Meyerson, L.A. and H.A. Mooney. 2007. Invasive Alien Species in an Era of Globalization

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5(4): 199-208.

    18. Crall, A.W., L. Meyerson, T.J. Stohlgren, C.S. Jarnevich, G.J. Newman, and J. Graham. 2006.

    Show me the numbers: what data currently exist for non-native species in the U.S? Frontiers

    in Ecology and the Environment 4 (8): 414-418.

    19. Meyerson, L.A, J. Baron, J. Melillo, R.J. Naiman, R. O’Malley, G. Orians, M. Palmer, A. Pfaff., S.W.

    Running, O. Sala. 2005. Aggregate Measures of Ecosystem Services: Can we take the pulse of

    nature? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(1):56-59 (Invited - Special Issue on ESA

    Visions).

    20. K. Ciruna, L.A. Meyerson, A.T. Gutierrez, E. Watson. 2004. Information Document on the

    Ecological and Socio-Economic Impacts of Invasive Alien Species on Inland Water

    Ecosystems: A Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Convention on Biological

    Diversity http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/sbstta/sbstta-10/information/sbstta-10-

    inf-04-en.doc.

    21. Meyerson, L.A. 2004. A Conceptual Framework for Non-native Species Monitoring and

    thReporting in U.S. Ecosystems. Proceedings of the 16 International Conference, Society for

    Ecological Restoration, Victoria, Canada (August 2004).

    22. Meyerson, L.A. 2004. Making Aliens Accessible. Ecology 85(6): 1764-1765 (book review).

    23. Meyerson, L.A. 2004. The Heinz Center Well-represented at AIBS. Crossroads. The Heinz

    Center.

    24. Reaser, J. K., K. M. Batten, L.A. Meyerson, and A. Gutierrez. 2004. Invasive alien species:

    another dam issue. Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 23 pp. 25. Meyerson, L.A., K. Ciruna, A.T. Gutierrez, E. Watson. 2005. The Ecological and Socio-

    economic Impacts of Invasive Alien Species on Inland Water Ecosystems. Convention on

    Biological Diversity.

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    26. Meyerson, L.A. and R. O’Malley. 2004. A National Indicator and Monitoring Strategy for U.S.

    Ecosystems: A Report on the Development of Non-native Species Indicators. The H. John

    Heinz III Center.

    27. Reaser, J.K., L.A. Meyerson, and A. Gutierrez. 2003. Biological Invasions: Does the cost

    outweigh the benefits? (Review of Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of

    Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species, David Pimentel, Editor). BioScience 53(6): 598-

    600.

    28. Meyerson, L.A. and J.K. Reaser (Invited paper). 2003. Biosecurity, bioterrorism, and

    invasive alien species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(6): 307-314. 29. Windham, L. and L.A. Meyerson. 2003. Effects of common reed (Phragmites australis)

    expansions on nitrogen dynamics of tidal marshes of the northeastern U.S. Estuaries

    26:452-464.

    30. Reaser, J.K. and L.A. Meyerson. 2003. Pilot Assessments: The Ecological and Socio-economic

    Impact of Invasive Alien Species on Island Ecosystems. Convention on Biological Diversity

    UNEP/CBD/SBSTAA/9/INF/33.

    31. Farnsworth, E. J. and L.A. Meyerson. 2003. Comparative ecophysiology of four wetland

    plant species along a continuum of invasiveness. Wetlands 23(4): 750-762. 32. D’Antonio, C.M. and L.A. Meyerson. 2002. Exotic Plant Species as Problems and Solutions in

    Ecological Restoration: A Synthesis. Restoration Ecology 10 (4): 703-13. 33. Meyerson, L.A. and J.K. Reaser. 2002. Biosecurity: Moving toward a comprehensive

    approach. BioScience 52 (7): 593-600. (Invited paper).

    34. Meyerson, L.A. and J.K. Reaser. 2002. A Unified Definition of Biosecurity, Science 295: 44

    (in letters).

    35. D’Antonio, C.M., L.A. Meyerson, J. Denslow. 2001. Research priorities in invasive species

    research. In (M. Soulé and G. Orians, eds.), Research Priorities for Conservation Biology.

    Island Press: 59-80.

    36. Meyerson, L.A. 2000. Ecosystem-level effects of Invasive species: A Phragmites case study

    in two freshwater tidal marsh ecosystems on the Connecticut River. Doctoral Thesis, Yale

    University, New Haven, CT.

    37. Meyerson, L.A., K.A. Vogt and R.M. Chambers. 2000. Linking the success of Phragmites

    australis to the decoupling of ecosystem nutrient cycles. In Concepts and Controversies of

    Tidal Marsh Ecology, (M. Weinstein and D. Kreeger, Eds.). Kluwer pp. 817-834. 38. Meyerson, L.A., K. Saltonstall, L. Windham, E. Kiviat, and S. Findlay. 2000. A Comparison of

    Phragmites australis in freshwater and brackish marsh environments in North America.

    Wetlands Ecology and Management 8(2/3): 89-103.

    39. Meyerson, L.A., R.M. Chambers and K.A. Vogt. 1999. The Effects of Phragmites Removal on

    Nutrient Pools in a Freshwater Tidal Marsh Ecosystem. Biological Invasions 1(2/3): 129-

    136.

    40. Farnsworth, E. J. and L. A. Meyerson. 1999. Species composition and inter-annual dynamics

    of a freshwater tidal plant community following removal of the invasive grass, Phragmites

    australis. Biological Invasions 1(2/3): 115-127.

    41. Griscom, B.W., L.A. Meyerson, K.A. Vogt. 1999. Invasive Alien Species. In K.A. Vogt, B.C.

    Larson, J.C. Gordon, D.J. Vogt, A. Fanzeres (Eds.). Forest Certification: Roots, Issues, and

    Benefits. CRC Press, New York, 205-206.

    42. Griscom, B.W. and L.A. Meyerson. 1999. Factors controlling invasive species success. In K.A.

    Vogt, B.C. Larson, J.C. Gordon, D.J. Vogt, A. Fanzeres (Eds.). Forest Certification: Roots, Issues,

    and Benefits. CRC Press, New York, 207.

    43. Meyerson, L.A., K.A. Vogt, J. Gordon, and G. Dunning. 1999. Invasive Alien Species: A

    summary of a public dialogue exploring new solutions to an old persistent problem. YFF

    Review 1(2).

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44. Farnsworth, E.J. and L. A. Meyerson. 1999. Introduction to Special Issue. Biological

    Invasions 1 (2/3): 105-106.

    45. Meyerson, L.A. and B.W. Griscom. 1999. Ecosystem legacies and invasive species. In K.A.

    Vogt, B.C. Larson, J.C. Gordon, D.J. Vogt, A. Fanzeres (Eds.). Forest Certification: Roots, Issues,

    and Benefits. CRC Press, New York, 213-215.

    46. Vogt, K.A., L.A. Meyerson, and B.W. Griscom. 1999. Implications for invasives management.

    In K.A. Vogt, B.C. Larson, J.C. Gordon, D.J. Vogt, A. Fanzeres (Eds.). Forest Certification: Roots,

    Issues, and Benefits. CRC Press, New York, 205-206.

    47. Chambers, R.M., L.A. Meyerson, and K. Saltonstall. 1999. Expansion of Reed into Tidal

    Wetlands of North America. Aquatic Botany 64: 261-273.

    48. Ahearn-Meyerson, L. and K.A. Vogt. 1997. Considerations for restoring structure, function,

    and diversity to an ecosystem colonized by invasive plants: A Phragmites case study. In

    Wetland and Riparian Restoration: Taking a Broader View. Contributed papers and selected

    abstracts. K. MacDonald and F. Weinman (Eds.). Society for Ecological Restoration

    International Conference, September 14-16, 1995, Seattle Washington. U.S. E.P.A., Region 10,

    pp. 257-258.

    49. Ahearn-Meyerson, L., J.E.T. McLain, A.E Mayfield III, and G. P. Berlyn. 1997. Three

    greenhouse plant bioassays to determine the persistence of the herbicide glyphosate in soil.

    Restoration and Management Notes 15 (2): 200-201.

    BRIEFINGS

1. Meyerson, L.A. and F. Meyerson. 2007-2008. Focus the Nation. A series of briefings and

    meetings were conducted with Rhode Island Representatives Senator Sheldon Whitehouse,

    (Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor

    Elizabeth Roberts) on global climate change around the “Focus the Nation,” a national teach-

    in, January 31, 2008.

    2. Meyerson, L.A. 2006. Ecosystem Services: can we take the pulse of Nature? Ecosystem

    Services Advisory Group, US Forest Service, Washington, DC.

    3. Meyerson, L.A. (in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists). October 2005.

    Four individual policy briefings on aquatic nuisance species for Rhode Island

    Representatives, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Lincoln Chafee, Representative Patrick

    Kennedy, Representative Jim Langevin, Washington, DC.

    4. Meyerson, L.A. and R.I, O’Malley. October 12, 2005. Briefing for Dr. Ann Bartuska, Deputy

    Chief for Research and Development, U.S. Forest Service on Indicator Design and Data

    Assessment for Non-native Species, Washington, DC.

    5. Meyerson, L.A. 2002. Biosecurity talking points for EPA Administrator, Governor Christine

    Todd Whitman, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

    6. Meyerson, L.A. and J.K. Reaser. 2001. Assessing the Feasibility of a Comprehensive Approach

    to Invasive Alien Species and Biosecurity. Background paper requested by Congressman

    Curt Weldon, PA.

    TECHNICAL REPORTS

    1. O’Malley, R.I., K. Cavender-Bares, L.A. Meyerson. 2005. Cost estimates for filling data gaps.

    The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems. The Heinz Center, Washington, DC.

    2. Urban Resources Initiative. 2004. Greenspace. Yale University, School of Forestry and

    Environmental Studies (Editor and Advisor).

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    3. Global Invasive Species Programme. 2004. Prevention and Management of Invasive Alien

    Species: Proceedings of a Workshop on Forging Cooperation Throughout the Austral-Pacific

    Region (Editor). Global Invasive Species Programme, www.gisp.org/downloadpubs/AIS

    workshops.asp.

    4. Global Invasive Species Programme. 2004. Forging cooperation throughout southern Africa:

    Meeting the challenge to address invasive alien species on a regional scale. Final report and

    recommendations from the regional workshop “prevention and management of invasive

    alien species: Forging cooperation throughout southern Africa.” Lusaka, Zambia, 10-12 June

    2002. (Editor). Global Invasive Species Programme, www.gisp.org/downloadpubs/AIS

    workshops.asp.

    5. Meyerson, L.A. and J.K. Reaser. 2003. Results of an expert’s consultation on the ecological

    and socioeconomic impacts of invasive alien species on island ecosystems. Washington, DC:

    The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) on behalf of the Convention on Biological

    Diversity. (See http://www.biodiv.org/doc/ref/ais-gisp-report-en.doc). 6. Meyerson, Laura A. June 2003. ORD’s work on Invasive Species. Office of Research and

    Development, US Environmental Protection Agency,

    http://www.epa.gov/ord/htm/article2.htm.

    7. US Environmental Protection Agency, Progress Report on Agency Projects Contributing to

    Implementation of the National Invasive Species Council, January 2002. (Contributor).

    8. Meyerson, L.A., F.A.B. Meyerson, C. Mowry, R. Lombardi, and B. Hammond. Final Report to

    the Nature Conservancy Islands Program, Conservation Priorities on Nantucket Island, MA.

    December 2000.

    9. Meyerson, L.A. The impact of Phragmites australis on nutrient pools in two Connecticut

    River freshwater marshes: Chapman Pond and Chester Creek. Final Report to the

    Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Long Island License Plate Fund,

    February 2000.

    10. Meyerson, L.A. Follow-up report to: The impact of Phragmites australis on nutrient pools in

    two Connecticut River freshwater marshes: Chapman Pond and Chester Creek, The Nature

    Conservancy, Connecticut Chapter, February 2000.

    11. Meyerson, L. A. The impact of Phragmites australis on nutrient pools in two Connecticut

    River freshwater marshes: Chapman Pond and Chester Creek. Final Report to The Nature

    Conservancy, Connecticut Chapter, July 1999.

    12. Meyerson, L.A., T.J. Stohlgren, and F.A.B. Meyerson. 2001. Introduced Species and Vulnerable

    Habitats in United States Ecosystems. USGS commissioned report.

    13. Meyerson, L.A. 1999. Seminar on Invasive Species with Dr. William Brown,

    http://www.yale.edu/yff/html/publications.html

    14. Ahearn-Meyerson, L. Competition between Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia in a

    fresh water marsh ecosystem in Eastford, Connecticut. Report to The Nature Conservancy,

    Connecticut Chapter, Middletown, CT, 1997.

    15. Ahearn, L.L., F.A.B. Meyerson, and Vogt, K.A. 1996. An ecosystem-level approach to biological

    invasions and ecological restoration: A Phragmites case study in eastern Connecticut.

    Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77 (3 suppl. part 2).

    PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND SEMINARS

    *Denotes graduate and undergraduate student presentations

    1. Meyerson, L.A., S. C. Silver.(invited). International Workshop: Writing scientific papers and

    getting them published in high impact, international journals. Conducted at four institutes:

    Institute of Botany, Beijing, China; Institute of Plant Medicine, Beijing, China, Zhejiang

    University, Hangzhou, China; Zhejiang Forestry University, Zhejiang, China.

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2. Meyerson, L.A. Hybridization of Native And Introduced P. australis in North America.

    Institute of Botany, Beijing, China; Zhejiang Forestry University, Zhejiang, China. 3. Meyerson, L.A. Intraspecific Hybridization of Native And Introduced P. australis in North

    America. Biannual International Meeting of NeoBiota, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008. 4. Meyerson, L.A. Ecology and evolution of invasive species: a Phragmites case study. (Invited

    Seminar). Ohio State University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Columbus,

    OH, May 1, 2008.

    5. Meyerson, L.A. Growth dynamics of Phragmites: Is there a bright line between the native

    and introduced subspecies? Western Weed Science Society of America, Anaheim, CA.

    (Invited). February 2008.

    6. Meyerson, L.A. Evidence for Intraspecific Hybridization of Native and Introduced

    Phragmites in North America. Bi-Annual meeting of the Estuarine Research Federation,

    Providence, RI, November 2007.

    7. Meyerson, L.A. Phragmites australis in North America: Historical and ecological

    perspectives of a successful plant invader (Invited Seminar), University of Massachusetts,

    Boston, MA, November 2, 2007.

    8. Meyerson, L.A. NSF ADVANCE Workshop, Women Evolving Biological Sciences. Selected

    Participant. 2007.

    9. Meyerson, L.A. and E. White Evidence for Intraspecific Hybridization of Native and

    Introduced Phragmites in North America. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 2007.

    10. Atwood, Joshua P*., David V. Viola, Colin K. Millar*, and Laura A. Meyerson. Phenology of

    the invasive reed Phragmites australis: Implications for invasions. Annual Meeting of the

    Ecological Society of America 2007, San Jose, California.

    11. Frederick A. B. Meyerson, Laura A. Meyerson, , Jonathan Adams, Brian Rehill, Luben

    Dimov, and Kevin Robertson, David V. Viola, and Neil Greene*. Latitudinal Gradients in

    Herbivory and Plant Antiherbivore Defenses for North American Hardwood Species. Annual

    Meeting of the Ecological Society of America 2007, San Jose, California. 12. Meyerson, L.A. Propagule Pressure in North America: Propagule Pressure and Invasion

    Success. (Invited). Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America 2007, San Jose,

    California.

    13. Meyerson, L.A., D. V. Viola, and R. Brown. Intraspecific Hybridization of Native and

    Introduced Subspecies of Phragmites Australis in North America. Annual Meeting of the

    Ecological Society of America 2007, San Jose, California.

    14. Meyerson, L.A and David V. Viola. Intraspecific Hybridization of Native and Introduced

    Subspecies of Phragmites Australis in North America. 5th International Conference on

    Marine Bioinvasions, MIT Sea Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    2007.

    15. Meyerson, L.A. 2007 (invited lecture series). Phragmites australis: The good, the bad, the

    ugly. Rhode Island Natural History Survey, February 15, 2007, Kingston, RI. 16. Meyerson, L.A. 2006 (Keynote). Ecosystem Services: The pulse of Nature. Annual Meeting

    of the Society of American Foresters. Pittsburgh, PA.

    17. Meyerson, L.A. 2006 (Keynote). Ecosystem Services: The pulse of Nature. The Rangeland

    Roundtable, Lyons, Colorado.

    18. Meyerson, L.A. 2006. Ecosystem Services: can we take the pulse of Nature? Ecosystem

    Services Advisory Group, US Forest Service, Washington, DC.

    19. Meyerson, L.A. 2006. Multi-scale tracking of non-native species in the U.S. Harvard Forest,

    Petersham, MA.

    20. Meyerson, L.A. 2006. Multi-scale tracking of non-native species in the U.S. Marine

    Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

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    21. Meyerson, L.A., L. Gould, E. Endrulatt. 2006. Patterns and distributions of non-native

    species at the national level and in Rhode Island. Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island

    Natural History Survey, Cranston, RI.

    22. Bartuska, A. and L.A. Meyerson. 2006. Indicator Design and Data Assessment for the United

    States. AAAS Annual Meeting, 1620 February 2006 • St. Louis, Missouri.

    23. Meyerson, L.A. and H.A. Mooney. 2006. Invasive alien species in an era of globalization. Oral

    presentation at the Ecological Society of America International Meeting, Merida, Mexico.

    (Invited Plenary).

    24. Meyerson, L.A. 2006. Developing strategies for international data collection for invasive

    alien species. Oral presentation at the Ecological Society of America International Meeting,

    Merida, Mexico.

    25. Raso, P*. and L.A. Meyerson. 2006. Aquaculture as a Vector of Invasive Species: Addressing

    Concerns Linked to the Use of Non-Native Species in Aquaculture in Developing Countries.

    Poster presented at the Ecological Society of America International Meeting, Merida, Mexico. 26. Gobuliewski, N., M. Carreiro, L.A. Meyerson. (organizers). State of the City: What’s the

    status of the urban ecosystem research and how can we create a research agenda?

    Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2005.

    27. Meyerson, L.A. Monitoring the Condition of Urban and Suburban Ecosystems in the United

    States. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2005, Montreal, Canada. 28. Carroll, I. and L.A. Meyerson. .Number of new introductions as an indicator of biological

    invasions. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2005, Montreal, Canada. 29. Crall, A. and L.A. Meyerson. Non-native Species Database Review for the U.S.. Ecological

    Society of America Annual Meeting, 2005, Montreal, Canada.

    30. L.A. Meyerson. 2005. Show me the data: Non-native Species Indicators for the United States.

    Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2005, Montreal, Canada. 31. Fallon, S.M. and L.A. Meyerson. Non-native Animal Pathogens as indicators of ecosystem

    condition. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2005, Montreal, Canada. 32. Fallon, S.M. and L.A. Meyerson. 2005. Non-native Animal Pathogens in the U.S.: an

    ecological indicator based on wildlife disease. Wildlife Disease Association International

    Conference. Wildlife Health in a Shrinking World: Ecology, Management, and Conservation.

    Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

    33. Meyerson, L.A. 2005. Ecosystem Services: A Brief Overview. Roundtable on Sustainable

    Forests, Denver, CO (May 2005).

    34. SCOPE / Diversitas RAP. Biodiversity, Human Health and Sustainability. Experts meeting,

    Paris, France (March 2005).

    35. Discover Life. How to monitor life on earth. Experts meeting organized by the Smithsonian

    Institution, NBII and Discover Life (LAM organizer and rapporteur). February 2005,

    http://www.discoverlife.org/pa/ev/me/2005dc/ .

    36. Chambers, R.M., K. Saltonstall, and L.A. Meyerson. 2005. Invasive Plants in Chesapeake Bay

    Wetlands: The Focus is Phragmites. SWS Invited Paper, Charleston, SC, June 2005

    37. Meyerson, L.A. Tracking Non-native Species at the National Level in U.S. Ecosystems.

    Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY (Invited, October 2004). 38. Meyerson, L.A. Developing a National Level Reporting System for Non-native Species.

    Annual Meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration, Victoria, Canada (August 2004). 39. Meyerson, L.A. The Promise and Challenges of National-level Indicators of Ecological

    Condition. Introduction (and organizer). Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of

    America, Portland, OR (August 2004)

    40. Meyerson, L.A, R. O’Malley, G. Ruiz, T. Stohlgren, and D. Thomas. 2004. Developing a

    National-level Reporting System for Non-native Species (Oral). Annual Meeting of the

    Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR (August 2004).

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    41. Meyerson, L.A. 2004. Non-native Species Indicators for Monitoring and Reporting in U.S.

    Ecosystems (Poster). Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR

    (August 2004).

    42. Meyerson, L.A. and R. O’Malley. 2004. Why Should We Care? Monitoring the Condition of

    Urban and Suburban Ecosystems in the United States (Oral). Annual Meeting of the Society

    for Conservation Biology 2004, New York City (July 2004).

    43. Meyerson, LA. 2004. Approaching Ecosystem Services and Non-native Species:

    Multidisciplinary perspectives. College of William and Mary (Washington DC office)

    National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (July 2004). 44. Janetos, A. and L.A. Meyerson. IWGEO (Interagency working group on Earth Observations).

    Experts meeting, USGS. Reston, VA (June 2004).

    45. Meyerson, L.A. 2004. A National Indicator and Monitoring Strategy for Non-native Species.

    Interagency Working Group Meeting. Fort Collins, CO (June 2004).

    46. Meyerson, L.A. Developing a National Monitoring Strategy for Non-native Species. Special

    Meeting of the National Forest Services Coordinators, Tappahannock, VA (April 2004). 47. Meyerson, L.A. Developing a National Monitoring Strategy for Non-native Species. Federal

    Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW),

    Washington, DC. (April 2004).

    48. Meyerson, L.A. Plagues and Pestilence: A National Monitoring Strategy for Non-native

    Species. National Invasive Species Council, Meeting of Agency Liaisons, Washington, D.C.

    (April 2004).

    49. O’Malley, R., L.A. Meyerson. Plagues and Pestilence: A National Indicator and Monitoring

    Strategy for Non-native Species. American Institute for Biological Sciences Annual Meeting,

    Washington, DC (March 2004).

    50. O’Malley, R., L.A. Meyerson. Developing Indicators for Non-native Species in U.S.

    Ecosystems. Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems (IPINAMS). Joint meeting with

    the Ecological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 2003). 51. Meyerson, L.A. BioEconomics and Risk Estimation (Invited). Economics of Invasive Species

    Workshop, Economic Research Service, USDA, Washington, DC (May 2003). 52. Meyerson, L.A. An Experts Panel for the Convention on Biological Diversity: The Ecological

    and Socio-economic Impacts of Invasive Alien Species on Inland Water Ecosystems,

    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (July 2003).

    53. Meyerson, L.A. (Invited speaker) Biosecurity, bioinvasions, and bioterrorism. Duke

    Environmental Leadership Seminar, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, (November

    2002).

     the case for a unified approach. 54. Meyerson, L.A. Biosecurity, bioinvasions, and pathogens

    National Center for Environmental Assessment, US EPA, Washington, DC, July 23, 2002. 55. Meyerson, L.A. and J.K Reaser. Is a comprehensive approach to Invasive Alien Species and

    Biosecurity Feasible? Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ecosystem Health

    (ISEH) with the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS) at Conservation

    International. June 6-11, 2002, Washington, DC.

    56. Windham, L. and L.A. Meyerson. Impacts of Phragmites on nitrogen dynamics of tidal

    marshes along a range of salinities. Technical Forum: Phragmites australis: A Sheep in

    Wolf’s Clothing? New Jersey Sea Grant, January 7, 2002.

    57. Meyerson, L.A. (Invited). The effect of Phragmites on native biodiversity and ecosystem

    processes. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett Bay, RI. April 11, 2001. 58. Meyerson, L.A. (Invited). Ecosystem-level and Restoration Research. Massachusetts Coastal

    Marsh Research Symposium. November 29 and 30, 2000. Plymouth, MA.

    59. Meyerson, L.A. (Invited). Invasive Species in U.S. Ecosystems. Brown University,

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, September 29, 2000, Providence, RI.

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