WSSA Launches Invasive Plant Science & Management

Published online: Feb 22, 2008 www.wssa.net.
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is pleased to announce the launch of Invasive Plant Science and Management (IPSM). This peer-reviewed, quarterly journal will focus on fundamental and applied research about invasive plant biology, ecology, management and restoration of invaded noncrop areas, and educational, sociopolitical, and technical aspects of invasive plant management. The initial concept of a journal devoted solely to invasive plants began more than three years ago when WSSA established a committee to determine the national interest in a peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of invasive plants. The committee conducted a survey of several professional ecological and plant-oriented societies, Exotic Pest Plant or Invasive Plant Councils, The Nature Conservancy, and federal, state, and local agencies. Of the 793 responses to the survey, over 90% indicated an interest in the journal, with 62 percent expressing a strong interest. Invasive Plant Science and Management will be available in print as well as online and is a benefit of membership in WSSA. Types of articles that will regularly appear in the journal are Research and Education, Case Studies, Reviews, Symposium Papers, and Notes and Commentaries. The WSSA is a non-profit professional society dedicated to promoting research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds, providing science-based information to the public and policy makers, and fostering awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems. For more information about the society, please visit www.wssa.net.