Joseph Corn named member of federal Invasive Species Advisory Committee for second term

Athens, Ga.—Joseph Corn, a public service associate in the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, once again has been named to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC), a group formed under the U.S. Department of the Interior which provides recommendations to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC).

ISAC is made up of 30 individuals representing a broad range of stakeholders, including those in the scientific, conservation, agriculture communities, state and tribal governments and industry organizations that are impacted by invasive species.

NISC was established by Executive Order 13112 in February 1999 and is co-chaired by the secretaries of the interior, agriculture and commerce. Its members include the secretaries of state, defense, transportation, treasury, health and human services, and homeland security and the administrators of the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, the National Air and Space Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Trade Representative.

Corn received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1995. He is a graduate of Bates College and holds a master’s degree from Texas Tech University. His current research interests include wildlife diseases, tick ecology and control, emergency preparedness, oral vaccination, and invasive species.