[Invasive-species] Fwd: final announcement

Sonia Vanderhoeven s.vanderhoeven at biodiversity.be
Mon Dec 2 10:34:06 CET 2013

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programme one day BENELUX conference on invasive species]
  Date: April 2nd 2014  Ghent University - Academieraadzaal-Volderstraat 9
Ghent - Belgium

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*Organising committee:*

Tim Adriaens (INBO)

Pieter Boets (UGent)

Etienne Branquart (DEMNA)

Jim Casaer (INBO)

Peter Goethals (UGent)

Olivier Honnay (KULeuven)

Gregory Mahy (Ulg)

Ben Somers (KULeuven)

Sonia Vanderhoeven (BBP)

Hugo Verreycken (INBO)

Schedule of the day:

   - 8.00-9.00: Registration
   - 9.00-9.10: Introduction by organising committee
   - 9.10-9.40: Keynote 1 <#142a32937b51f9f7_KEY1>
   - 9.40-10.40: Session 1: Pathway analysis and spread of invasive
   - 10.40-11.00: Coffee break
   - 11.00-12.00: Pitching oral presentations
   - 12.00-13.15: Sandwich lunch and poster session
   - 13.15-13.45: Keynote 2 <#142a32937b51f9f7_Key2>
   - 13.45-14.45: Session 2: Impact and risk assessment of invasive species
   - 14.45-15.10: Coffee break
   - 15.10-15.40: Keynote 3 <#142a32937b51f9f7_KEY3>
   - 15.40-16.40: Session 3: Control, management and mitigation of invasive
   species <#142a32937b51f9f7_KEY3>
   - 16.40-17.00: Summary and closing of the day
   - 17.00-18.00: Reception


Session 1

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Pathway analysis and spread of invasive species

Due to increased worldwide trade and human activities, species are
transported around the globe. Deliberate and accidental introductions of
alien invasive species via shipping, pet trade, stockings and escapes are
considered the most important causes of the observed exponential increase
in alien species worldwide. Once alien species are introduced it is very
hard and costly to eradicate them. Therefore, it is important to determine
a priori which species can establish and what impact they have on the
ecosystem via for example horizon scanning.
In this session we welcome talks addressing the following questions: What
are the main vectors of species introductions outside their native
geographic area and what are the mechanisms behind successful
introductions? Are the initial environmental and biological conditions
determining the success of the species? How do these species spread once
they are introduced and what facilitates or hampers their dispersal? Can we
develop an early detection system that helps us to prevent new
introductions or to avoid the further dispersal of already established ones?


Prof. Rob Leuven
(Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Disentangling the spread and mechanisms of alien invasive species

Session 2

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Impact and risk assessment of invasive species

Several alien invasive species are known to have an effect on ecosystem
structure and functioning. Although there is often an impact observed, the
mechanisms behind the impact are often not quantified or fully understood.
Assessing and predicting the impact and risk of potential alien invasive
species is essential since it can help to determine which species might
cause problems once they are introduced into the new environment. In this
way, targeted actions can be undertaken to prevent further environmental
degradation due to species introductions. Talks on experiments, field data
analyses as well as conceptual work related to impact and risk assessment
of alien invasive species are welcomed in this session.


Prof. Jamie Dick
(Queens University, Belfast, Ireland)

Advancing impact prediction in invasion ecology with a functional response

Session 3

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Control, management and mitigation of invasive species

Due to the increasing number of alien invasive species established
worldwide, control, management and mitigation are recently put forward on
the agenda of policy and decision makers in Europe as well as in the rest
of the world. Several measures have been taken such as ballast water
control to prevent new introductions or to avoid the spread of already
introduced ones. Management actions are, however, complicated because many
different stakeholders are involved and the suggested measures and
legalisation are not always that effective. Successful eradication actions
of invasive species or public awareness campaigns have shown that
management of invasive species is necessary. In this session we welcome
talks that elaborate on how science can help to contribute to a good policy
regarding invasive species management. Besides a good policy it is
important to investigate how we can make our ecosystems more resilient to
invasions or how restoration actions can contribute to combat invasive


Dr. Joe Caffrey
(Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ireland)

Control and management of freshwater invasive species in Ireland

*Practical details and deadlines:*

The conference is open to anyone active in the field of invasion ecology
(students, academics, decision makers, managers, stakeholders, policy
makers). Registration is free for students, for other participants the
registration fee is 15 euros. Please send an email to
sigrid.schuermans at ugent.be to register before March 14, 2014.

There will be the opportunity to submit abstracts for:

1.     Oral presentations (15 min presentation + 5 min questions)

2.     Pitching oral presentations (5 min to introduce a poster)

3.     Posters without oral presentation

Please indicate which type of presentation you would like to give and in
which session.
Abstracts should be no longer than 1 page (font size 12) with indication of:

1.     Title

2.     Contact details and email

3.     Abstract

4.     Preferred session and presentation type

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2014.
All abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee. Notification of
abstract submission will be done before February 20, 2014.
Abstracts can be sent to sigrid.schuermans at ugent.be

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