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EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/234

Managing biological invasions under global change (2009-11-02/06, Fuzhou, CN)

In response to the global challenge of invasive alien species (IAS) and in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity on IAS in 2009, the next International Conference on Biological Invasions (ICBI) will be held on 2009-11-02/06 in Fuzhou (Fujian Province, China) and will be jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), CAB International (CABI), Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia (CSIRO), Kansas State University (KSU), Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FAAS), Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

The theme of ICBI is ‘managing biological invasions under global change’, and contributions are requested before the 2009-05-01 on the following topics:
  • Invasion characteristics of alien species
  • Interactions between IAS and native species
  • Ecosystem responses to invasions and impacts of invasions on ecosystems
  • Ecosystem invasibility and resilience
  • IAS pathways, diagnostics and port surveillance
  • Rapid detection and surveillance techniques
  • Risk assessment and early warning systems
  • Effective control and sustainable management of IAS
  • Biological invasions under climate change
  • Biological invasions and agro-bio-terrorism
  • Biological invasions and international conventions
  • Knowledge management, decision making tools and capacity development


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