Events

7th ESENIAS workshop with Scientific Conference: Networking and regional cooperation towards Invasive Alien Species Prevention and Management in Europe

28 March 2017

7th ESENIAS workshop with Scientific Conference: Networking and regional cooperation towards Invasive Alien Species Prevention and Management in Europe
When: 28 - 30 March 2017

Where:
Sofia, Bulgaria

Registration: register online here

From the event organisers:

The ESENIAS Conference entitled ‘Networking and regional cooperation towards Invasive Alien Species Prevention and Management in Europe’ will provide a forum for presentation of multidisciplinary research activities on various topics related to invasive alien species, highlighting the importance of regional cooperation for finding solutions at national, regional and European scale.

Scientific Topics

1. Invasive alien species traits and trends – invasive alien species introductions and spread, biological and ecological characteristics; characteristics of recipient environment; invasive alien species and climate change

2. Vectors and pathways for invasive alien species introductions - trade, transport, horticulture, aquaculture, agriculture, forestry, hunting, etc.

3. The Danube River as invasive alien species corridor – priority species for the Danube Region, impact on threatened species, specificity of biological invasions in Lower, Middle and Upper Danube River sections

4. Invasive alien species impact – environmental impact, impact on ecosystem services, socioeconomic impact and impact on human health; pests and pathogens

5. Invasive alien species prevention and management - early detection and rapid eradication, surveillance systems; risk assessment and horizon scanning; control measures; restoration of damaged ecosystems; education, citizen science, strategies, policy and legislation; IAS networks and information systems, databases, data planning and management.

For more information download a flyer or visit the conference website.


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