Two new articles pertaining to earthworms in Alaska

Reynolds, J. W., B. Godin, and D. Horwood. 2019. The first report of Arctiostrotus fontinalis (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) in Canada. Megadrilogica 24:17–21. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330225925_The_First_Report_of_Arctiostrotus_fontinalis_Oligochaeta_Megadscolecidae_in_Canada

Reynolds, J. W. 2019. A summary of the status of earthworms (Annelida: Oligochaeta) in checklists of the United States and Canada. Megadrilogica 24:51–65. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331438696_A_summary_of_the_status_of_earthworms_Annelida_Oligochaeta_in_Checklists_of_the_United_States_of_America_and_Canada_Megadrilogica_245_51-65_paper_in_English_abstracts_in_English_French_Spanish_German_

Presentations from the 12th annual meeting

Presentations and audio from the 12th annual meeting are now available via the links below.

Forest Health Conditions Report 2018
Stephen Burr, USDA Forest Service

Large worms at large: Nightcrawlers change Alaskan forests
Matt Bowser, USFWS

Climate change in Alaska: Impacts on the entomofauna 
Derek S. Sikes, UAF, UAM

Southcentral Alaska spruce beetle outbreak: Observations from the field
Jason Moan, Alaska DNR

The effects of climate change on invasive species and their impacts on forests and rangelands
Chris Fettig, USDA Forest Service

Gates of the Arctic pollinators
Jessica Rykken, NPS

First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States

Part of a figure from Simpson and Eyler (2018) portraying numbers of non-native taxa in regions of Alaska.

The report was published on November 6 and includes records of non-native terrestrial invertebrates in Alaska.

Report:
Simpson, A. & Eyler, M. C. 2018. First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States. Open-File Report 2018-1156. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.  https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181156

Data:
Simpson, A.; Eyler, M. C.; Cannister, M.; Libby, R.; Kozlowski, N.; Sellers, E. & Guala, G. F. 2018. Dataset of the first comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. https://doi.org/10.5066/P9E5K160

Proceedings of the 17th annual Alaska Invasive Species Workshop

Presentations from the 17th annual Alaska Invasive Species Workshop have been posted at the URI below.

http://www.uaf.edu/ces/pests/cnipm/annual-invasive-species-c/17th-annual-meeting-proce/

Direct links to arthropod-related presentations:

Electrofishing and kick seining efforts for invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) on Kodiak Island, Alaska – Kelly Krueger, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. Project video

Leafminers in Alaskan birch – Stephen Burr, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Asian gypsy moth detection and response in the Pacific Northwest, 2015 and 2016 – Clinton Campbell, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and Timothy B. St. Germain, Plant Protection and Quarantine

Ticks parasitizing dogs, cats, humans and wild vertebrates in Alaska: invasion potential – Kimberlee Beckmen, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation.