The Invasion Ecology section promotes research, teaching, communication, and collaboration on the ecology of biological invasions.


In the last thirty years, research on biological invasions has become a central theme in ecology. Biological invasions impact everything from ecosystems to commercial enterprise and human health. As such, the Invasion Ecology section acts as an important conduit between professionals from a variety of backgrounds and fosters the communication of emerging theory and case studies from all taxa. We promote invasion themed symposia and organized oral sessions, as well as host an annual mixer to provide an informal atmosphere for people to meet and build collaboration.


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We are pleased to announce that Lauren M. Smith-Ramesh (laurensmithecology.com Google Scholar) will be our next Vice President. Lauren will begin her term on January 1, 2019.

Many thanks to Hsiao-Hsuan (Rose) Wang (http://www.ecological-systems-lab.com/, Google Scholar) for her involvement with the section.


2018 Simberloff Award for Outstanding Presentation Winners!

We are also pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Simberloff Award for Outstanding Presentation: Carmela Buono and Amanda Carr. Read more about Carmela’s and Amanda’s research here.

Together, our section, Biological Invasions, and Springer International Publishing, will sponsor this annual award to recognize the contributions of Editor-in-Chief Daniel Simberloff to the study of nonnative species. The award will be given to two studentsat ESA’s annual meeting who embody Simberloff’s creativity, intelligence, and passion for studying and understanding the biology of nonnative organisms.

Please join us in congratulating Carmela and Amanda!

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