Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) is causing a host of problems as it invades waters around the world. The entire issue of banning felt is a response to the didymo invasion and in the Eastern US, states are taking aggressive actions to prevent spread. However, in the Northern Rockies, managers consider the alga to be a native species and are not tracking its presence. Boot companies, fly shops, anglers and agencies are all struggling to better understand what didymo is and how we should best respond.
Globally, didymo continues to be a serious problem and scientists around the world are researching various aspects of the threat. On March 12 & 13, 2013 an International Didymo Conference
will be held in Providence, RI to bring together researchers, managers and anglers to share their knowledge of the didymo problem.
We are hoping that this conference will be an opportunity to learn the scientific facts about didymo. We need your help - we want to insure that this conference provides as many answers as possible to those who are most impacted by didymo.
Please complete this survey and let us know what you most want to know about didymo. Your responses will help us to make sure we arrange for presentations that provide the best information possible.
The Conference is being hosted by the Invasive Species Action Network and the Northeast Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species with support from our sponsors. If you have questions about this survey or would like to learn how to become more involved in the Conference please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Invasive Species Action Network