11th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions: Bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and management practice (Zsombathely, HU, 2011-08-30/09-03)
The 11th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi), to be held in Szombathely (Hungary) between the 30th August and the 3rd of September 2011, will be dedicated to "Bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and management practice". The aims of the conference are to present new results from research and to exchange information related to any aspects of plant invasions, as well as to facilitate the communication between scientists, stakeholders and practitioners working on nature conservation, land management or any other area influenced by plant invasion.
The conference will address the following topics:
1. Pathways of introduction and spread of invasive species
2. Biology and ecology of invasive plants
3. Interaction with other trophic levels: enemies and symbiotic species
4. Genetics and evolution of invasive plants
5. Invasion patterns and invasibility of habitats
6. Impact of plant invasions (on plant communities, on other trophic levels, and on ecosystem functions and services)
7. Mapping, inventories, databases and internet resources
8. Risk assessment, prioritization, policy and programs for early detection and rapid response
9. Managing alien plant invasions through policy and vegetation management practices
10. Restoration and rehabilitation after successful control
11. Plant invasion in a changing world: relationship between plant invasion and other global change components (climate change, pollution, eutrophication and land use change)
12. Communication and outreach
13. Networking and international cooperation.
The call for abstracts is open until the 31st of March.