Events

Webinar: Alien Invasions – how non-native crayfish have clawed their way into our waterways

27 May 2021

Webinar: Alien Invasions – how non-native crayfish have clawed their way into our waterways
When: 27 May 2021, 12:30-13:15

Where: this webinar will be held online

Register: register online (external link)

From the event organisers:

On Thursday, 27 May 2021, RSK Biocensus Aquatic Ecology Lead Dr Pete Walker will deliver a First Thursday Club webinar on crayfish, to coincide with the GB non-native species secretariat’s (NNSS) Invasive Species Week. 

Pete will introduce the different species of crayfish found within the UK and will outline the general risks posed by non-native crayfish. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to talk more about these intriguing creatures and their effects on our aquatic environments and native species. The First Thursday Club webinars offer a terrific first-hand opportunity to understand meaningful issues and to get direct and informed information,” Pete says. He will also discuss the importance of biosecurity in reducing the impacts of invasive non-native crayfish.

Pete has been an ecological consultant specialising in aquatic ecology for about 13 years. Before joining RSK, Pete held research positions at leading academic institutions in the UK and abroad. He was a registered expert for the DAISIE – inventory of alien invasive species in Europe data set and worked as assistant editor for Crustaceana, a peer-reviewed scientific journal focused on crustacean research. Pete has presented at multiple conferences and has published several articles and peer-reviewed papers on the topic of aquatic crustaceans, including invasive non-native species and crayfish.

Find out more and register online (external link)


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