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Joint ESENIAS and DIAS Scientific Conference and 10th ESENIAS Workshop

Ten years of cooperation and networking on invasive alien species in East and South Europe

online, 7th to 9th of December 2021

Joint ESENIAS and DIAS Scientific Conference and 10th ESENIAS Workshop

Ten years of cooperation and networking on invasive alien species in East and South Europe

07–09 December 2021
Virtual Conference

Organised by:

  • General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture,
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Turkey (GDFA)
  • East and South European Network for Invasive Alien Species (ESENIAS)
  • Danube Region Invasive Alien Species Network (DIAS)
  • Mediterranean Fisheries Research, Production and Training Institute,
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Demre, Antalya, Turkey
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  • Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (IBER-BAS)
  • Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • SUEkos, Turkey
  • EWRS Invasive Plants Working Group

Scientific Topics

  1. Invasive alien species traits and trends – invasive alien species introduction and spread, biological and ecological traits; characteristics of recipient environment; invasive alien species and climate change; viruses, bacteria and other small organisms as IAS
  2. Vectors and pathways for invasive alien species introductions – analysis, prioritisation, action plans
  3. The Danube River as invasive alien species corridor – priority species for the Danube Region, impact on threatened species, specificity of biological invasions in the Lower, Middle and Upper Danube River sections
  4. Invasive alien species impact – impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services, impact on human health, safety and the economy; pests and pathogens; adverse impact on protected areas, endangered species and habitats
  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
  6. Management and sharing of IAS data – IAS networks and information systems, databases, data planning and management
  7. Other topics – general aspects related to the quality of the aquatic and terrestrial environements and associetied biological communities, which may influence the introduction and spread of IAS, as well as the application of prevention and management measures; forest fires and IAS; mucilage and IAS.

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