EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/024

2nd International Congress on biological invasions, Qingdao (CN), 2013-09-23/26


Following the successful 1st International Congress on biological invasions organized in 2009 in Fuhzou (CN), the 2nd International Congress on biological invasions will be organized in Qingdao (CN), on 2013-09-23/26. The theme of this congress is ‘Biological Invasions, Ecological Safety and Food Security’. The sessions that will be held focus on the following issues:
  • Biological invasions under global change;
  • Biological invasions and food biosecurity;
  • Increasing the profile of invasive species science-based approaches in the International policy arena;
  • Pathways: management, detection, and simulation;
  • Risk assessment techniques;
  • Invasiveness and characteristics (genetic, phenotypic plasticity, ecological adaptation);
  • Influences of biotic interactions in biological invasions;
  • Impacts on functions of ecosystem services;
  • Biocontrol, genetic management and ecological manipulation of IAS;
  • Area-wide management of invasive alien species in agriculture;
  • Sustainable management of invasive alien species in forests;
  • Invasions in mega-diverse developing countries: scientific and policy problems;
  • Harmonia axyridis: time for a global collaboration;
  • Ragweed: management strategy and global collaboration;
  • Freshwater/marine invasions, ecological threats and management strategy;
  • Novel interactions in emerging vector borne diseases;
  • Invasiveness of bio-fuel plants.

The deadline for submissions is the 20th of July 2013.

Sources

Website of the 2nd International Congress on biological invasions.
http://test.icbi2013.org/web/index.aspx