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21st Conference

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Keynote Presentations
Why Biogeographic Origins Matter to Invasion Science
Anthony Ricciardi, Redpath Museum, McGill University, Canada

The Impact of Invasive Alien Crustacea and Parasitic Diseases on Aquatic Ecosystems, and Opportunities to Slow their Spread
Alison Dunn, University of Leeds, England

Session A1: Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Villains in a Half-Shell: Assessing the Impacts and Risks of Emerging and Future Invasive Alien Species
James W.E. Dickey, Queen’s University Belfast

Invasive Wetland Grass Influences Secondary Productivity and Aerial Insectivore Birds
Courtney Robichaud, University of Waterloo

Egeria densa (Brazilian waterweed): An Ecosystem Engineer and “Blue Carbon” Sink
Judith Z. Drexler, U.S. Geological Survey

Non-native Chain Pickerel and Smallmouth Bass Integration and Impacts in Maritimes Freshwater Food Webs
Jason E. LeBlanc, Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture

Session A2: New Developments in Management and Control
Barring the Way to Asian Carp Invasion of Quebec Inland River Systems
Rémy Pouliot, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs

Grass Carp Incident Command Exercise: Two Levels of Government Coming Together
Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Experimental eDNA Studies in Two Complex Riverine Systems to Improve Invasive Species Detection
Guillaume Côté, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec

Bridging Science and Enforcement – An Invasive Species Management Approach in British Columbia
Martina Beck, British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Session A3: Policy and Public Outreach
Dreissenid Prevention across the Pacific Northwest, USA
Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs in the Western Region of the United States
Debra Davis, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach – Zebra Quagga Mussel Prevention in Columbia Shuswap, British Columbia Canada
Robyn Hooper, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society and Erin Vieira, Shuswap Watershed Council

Testing the Use of Metaphor and Message Framing on Audience Engagement with Advertising to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
Tim Campbell, University of Wisconsin Division of Extension, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Session B1: Emerging Vectors, Pathways and Invasion Threats
The Eurasian Tench (Tinca tinca): A Globally Invasive Fish Arrives in the Great Lakes
Suncica Avlijas, McGill University

Population Dynamics and Distribution of Tench (Tinca tinca) in the St. Lawrence River: Managing a Problematic Invader
Jaclyn Hill, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Habitat Utilization and Recruitment Sources of Eurasian Tench in the St. Lawrence River by Otolith Microchemistry
Olivier Morissette, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec

Zebra Mussels in Lake Winnipeg: Elucidating Invasion Pathways using Population Genetics
Mattias Johansson, University of North Georgia

Session B2: New Developments in Management and Control
Eradication of Invasive Roach (Rutilus rutilus). Rotenone Distribution and Degradation in Three Norwegian Lakes
Roar Sandodden, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Glyphosate Effects and Accumulation in Wetland Macrophytes Grown in Outdoor Microcosms
Verena Sesin, Trent University

The Distribution and Impact of Eccritotarsus catarinensis and Eccritotarsus eichhorniae on Water Hyacinth in South Africa
Zolile Maseko, Rhodes University

Fighting an Invasive Fish Parasite in Complex Subarctic Norwegian Rivers. The End of a Long Story?
Pal Adolfsen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Session B3: Policy and Public Outreach
Using Knowledge Surveys to Inform Education and Outreach Initiatives on Asian Carps in Canada
Rebecca Schroeder, Invasive Species Centre

Using Mock Scenarios to Improve Rapid Response in Pennsylvania
Sara Stahlman, Pennsylvania Sea Grant

Novel Educational Tools and Best Practices for Increasing Awareness and Knowledge on Prevention and Management of Invasive Alien Species
Laura Verbrugge, University of Twente, Department of Water Engineering and Management

An Assessment of the Buddhist Practice of Life Release in the Mississippi River Basin
Tim Campbell, University of Wisconsin Division of Extension, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Session C1: Emerging Vectors, Pathways and Invasion Threats
Characterizing the Distribution Network of Aquatic Species-in-Trade: Towards a Pathway-level Risk Assessment
Farrah Chan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Freshwater Snails and Mussels for Sale: The Ornamental Pet Trade as Pathway for Introduction of Invasive Alien Molluscs
Frank Collas, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Aquatic Species (NEC-E)

Silent Invaders – Ornamental Fish as a Leading Invader of Australian Freshwaters
Mariah Millington, Griffith University

Horizon Scan of Invasive Alien Species – Predicting the Next Invasions for the Island of Ireland
Frances Lucy, Institute of Technology Sligo

Session C2: New Developments in Management and Control
Utilizing an Adaptive Management Approach for Invasive Species Management: Lessons Learned from Implementing the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework
Samantha Tank, Great Lakes Commission

Developing Practical Biosecurity Recommendations for the use of High-Pressure Hot Water Spray Machines
Stephanie J. Bradbeer, University of Leeds

The Use of TAED Derived Peracetic Acid as a Novel Agent for the Control of Zebra Mussels
Allister Theobald, Warwick Chemicals

Preventing Dreissenid Mussel Settlement in a Flow-Through System: Is Carbon Dioxide a Sustainable Option?
Diane Waller, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Session C3: Policy and Public Outreach
Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Gap Analysis

Rochelle Sturtevant, Michigan Sea Grant

Community Science to Capture the Leading Edge of an Invasion: European Green Crab on Washington State’s Inland Shorelines
Emily W. Grason, Washington Sea Grant

Revisiting Classrooms and School Science Projects as Pathways for Invasive Species
Samuel Chan, Oregon Sea Grant College Program

Crisis and Risks: the Sargassum Invasion in the Caribbean Islands
Florence Ménez, Université des Antilles, Laboratoire caribéen des sciences sociales

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Keynote Presentations
Managing Invasions on Land; What’s Worked, What Hasn’t, and What Might
Daniel Simberloff, Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, USA

Multiple Environmental Stressors Shape Community Response to Non-native Species
Shelley Arnott, Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Canada

Session D1: Emerging Vectors, Pathways and Invasion Threats
Risks and Management of Invasive Alien Crayfish Species in the Rhine-Meuse River Delta
Rob Leuven, Radboud University Nijmegen

Tackling Unintentional Pathways of Introduction and Spread of Invasive Alien Freshwater Species in Belgium
Dido Gosse and Jane Reniers, National Scientific Secretariat on Invasive Alien Species – Belgium

Mosquito Larvae Associated with the Water Lettuce “Pistia stratiotes” in a Lagoon of the Magdalena River, Barranquilla, Colombia
Mara Méndez Costa, Universidad del Atlántico

Invasive Freshwater Mosquitoes as Emerging Disease Vectors Along a Caribbean Basin—Appalachian Plateau Transect
David Bruce Conn, Berry College

Session D2: New Developments in Management and Control
Recovery of a South African Native Fish Population after the Eradication of an Invasive Fish
Rowshyra Castaneda, University of Toronto Scarborough

Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management for AIS Responses: An Application to Grass Carp in Lake Erie
Lucas Nathan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

A New Approach to Manage Common Carp: Citizen-aided Carp Management
Przemek Bajer, University of Minnesota, MAISRC

A Non-structural Fish Deterrent: Variation in Avoidance Responses across Species, and within Invasive Common Carp
Paul Bzonek, University of Toronto Scarborough

Session D3: Policy and Public Outreach
Engaging High School Students as Collaborators in Ecological Investigation of the Columbia River Estuary: Lessons from a Transdisciplinary University-High School Partnership
Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, Washington State University

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Role with Aquatic Invasive Species in the Prairies
Timothy Gingera, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Regional Operationalization of Canada’s Federal Aquatic Invasive Species Regulation
Brendan Spearin, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Bridging the Gap between Invasive Species Research and Management
Carrie J. Brown-Lima, Cornell University

Session E1: Emerging Vectors, Pathways and Invasion Threats
Exotic Parasites in European Freshwater Ecosystems: The Neglected and Forgotten Invaders
Jean-Nicolas Beisel, Université de Strasbourg – ENGEES

The Neglected Pathway for Marine Alien Species: Biofouling
Alexander Smolders, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority

Phylogeography and Origin of Invasive Fish Perccottus glenii in Europe
Tomasz Rewicz, University of Lodz

Phylogeography of the Invasive Amphipod (Crustacea) Pontogammarus robustoides in Native and Colonized Range
Tomasz Rewicz, University of Lodz

Session E2: New Developments in Management and Control
Analyzing the Decision Basis for Aquatic Invasive Species Management
Edwin D. Grosholz, University of California, Davis

Evaluating the Recovery of Native Marsh Communities after Herbicide-based P. australis Control
Rebecca Rooney, University of Waterloo

Effective Citizen Participation in Eradication of Invasive Alien Plant Species
Annerie Rutenfrans, Beleef & Weet

Invaders Must Die: Mortality of Invasive Macrophytes, Bivalves, and Crustacean Species following Exposure to Aquatic Disinfectants or Steam Treatments
Neil Coughlan, Queen’s University Belfast

Session E3: Ecophysiology and Adaptive Evolution of Invaders
Predicting the Effects of Thermal Stress on Native and Invasive Fishes in Ontario Streams
Meagan M. Kindree, University of Toronto

Could Water Temperature Stop the Round Goby Invasion
Mariusz R. Sapota, University of Gdansk

Morphological Differentiation in Trophic Traits of Round Goby across Multiple Invasion Events
Leopold Nagelkerke, Wageningen University & Research, Aquaculture Fisheries Group

Is Salinity an Obstacle for Biological Invasions?
Elizabeta Briski, GEOMAR

Session F1: Emerging Vectors, Pathways and Invasion Threats
Metabarcoding Reveals Deep Diversity in Ballast Water
John Darling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Testing Ship-borne Species Spread Models with a Global eDNA Metabarcoding Survey Dataset
Erin K. Grey, Governors State University

Evaluation of a DNA Cell Proliferation Assay as a Cell Viability Measurement Technique
Vanessa Molina, Excet Inc.

Predicting Hot Spots for Marine Aquatic Invasions in the Arctic
Jesica Goldsmit, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Invasive Crayfish Collaborative: Bringing Together Research, Management, Outreach and Industry to Address a Threat to the Laurentian Great Lakes
Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Illinois Natural History Survey

Session F3: Ecophysiology and Adaptive Evolution of Invaders
It is Going to be a Stormy Ride: Effect of Airflow on Survival of Dreissenids during Overland Transport
Frank P.L. Collas, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Exotic Species (NEC-E)

Lygodium microphyllum Spore Viability Collected from Soil samples in Hydric Habitats
Jeffrey T. Hutchinson, University of Texas San Antonio

Variation in Traits that Influence Invasion Success in Clones of the New Zealand Mud Snail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Edward P. Levri, Penn State Altoona

Habitat Degradation Promotes Non-native Fish Occurrences in Tropical Forest Streams
Kenny W.J. Chua, National University of Singapore

Temperature Effects on Exploratory Behaviour and Learning Ability of Invasive Mosquitofish
Kit Magellan, University of Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Keynote Presentations
The Many Ways in which Humans Assist Biological Invaders Post-Arrival
Emma Johnston, University of New South Wales, Australia

Impacts of Species Invasions in a Changing World
Cascade Sorte, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, USA

Session G1: Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Do Biological Invasions Mask the Effects of Ecological Restoration? A Case Study on the Old Rhine River (France-Germany)
Cybill Staentzel, Laboratoire Image, Ville, Environnement de Strasbourg

Interactions Between Invasive Ponto-Caspian Goby Species and their Impact on Native Fishes in a Large Lowland River System
Hugo Verreycken, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Plankton Community Change due to Bythotrephes Invasion Uncouples Indicators of Water Quality in Eutrophic Lake Mendota
Jake R. Walsh, University of Wisconsin - Madison Center for Limnology

Biogeography Influences Endolithic Parasitism of Coexisting Invasive and Indigenous Mussel Species
Aldwin Ndhlovu, Rhodes University

Session G2: New Developments in Managementand Control
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission: Cooperative Management of the Great Lakes
Ted Lawrence, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Passive Size-based Selective Fish passage for Managing Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
McLean R. Smith, University of Guelph

Getting to a Decision: Using Structured Decision Making to Gain Consensus on Approaches to Invasive Species Control
Brett van Poorten, British Columbia Ministryof Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Developing a Bilateral Management Plan for European Green Crab in the Salish Sea: Advances and Challenges
Thomas W. Therriault, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Predicting Invader Ecological Impacts in a Changing World: Further Development of Key Metrics Based on Relative Impact Potential (RIP) and Comparative Functional Responses (CFR)
Jaimie T.A. Dick, Queen’s University Belfast

Pushing the Switch: Lionfish Show Adaptive Foraging Behaviour under Multiple Resources Scenarios
Monica McCard, Queen’s University Belfast

Keep on RIPing in the Free World: New Metrics to Predict and Assess the Ecological Impacts of Aquatic Invaders
James W.E. Dickey, Queen’s University Belfast

Session H1: Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Predicting the Effects of Reintroducing a Native Predator (European eel, Anguilla anguilla) into a Freshwater Community Dominated by Alien Species
Phillip J. Haubrock, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Prayer Animal Release: An Overlooked Pathway for Introduction of Invasive Aquatic Species
Kit Magellan, 1niversity of Battambang

A Novel Survey Technique Provides Unique Insights into Invasion Biology, Ecological Impacts and Potential Management of Signal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus)
Eleri Pritchard, University of College London, Department of Geography, King’s College London

Balancing SAR Protection and Invasive Species Management: Phragmites australis Management in the Long Point Region
Heather Braun, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Session H2: New Developments in Management and Control
A Research Path to Achieving Control of Dreissenid Mussels throughout Entire Lakes
Daniel P. Molloy, Molloy & Associates, LLC

eDNA: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Management
Stephanie Sardelis, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Using eDNA Surveys to Detect Small Populations of Non-native Fishes
Phil I. Davison, CEFAS, Bournemouth University

Sequencing and Assembly of the Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) Genome: A Tool for Development of Biocontrols
Yale Passamaneck, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Session H3: Predictive Ecology and Risk Assessment
Biotic Resistance from Native Predators Predicts Mosquito Invasion Success and Informs Biocontrol Strategies
Ross Cuthbert, Queen’s University Belfast

Predicting Impacts of Invasive Fishes across Habitat Types
Suncica Avlijas, McGill University

Influence of Climate Warming on the Ecological Impacts of Invasive Crayfishes
Victoria Chicatun, McGill University

Predicting Grass Carp Spawning Success using a 3-D Hydrodynamic Model
Tej Heer, University of Toronto Scarborough

Session I1: Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Long-Term Invasion Impacts: Coexistence or Extirpation for Native Mussels in the Dreissena Era?
Lyubov E. Burlakova, Buffalo State College

Quantifying the Ecological Impacts of Invasive Freshwater Fish through a Controlled Release Experiment
Ciara L.O. McGlade, Queen’s University Belfast

The Role of Native Marine Predators in Regulating Invasions: A South African Case-Study
Mhairi Alexander, University of the West of Scotland

Invasive Species Change Ecosystem Functions in Lake Constance
Piet Spaak, Eawag

Invasive Species Sleeper Populations: How Important Are They and What Do They Mean for Management?
Michael Spear, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Session I2: New Developments in Management and Control
Alien Species Management Policies in the Trilateral Wadden Sea
Saa Kabuta, Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Lessons Learned from Broad-spectrum Early-detection Monitoring in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Anett Trebitz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Development of a Coordinated Regional Program to Monitor for Dreissenid Mussels in the Columbia River Basin
Timothy D. Counihan, U.S. Geological Survey

Avoidance Behavior of Cold-, Cool-, and Warm-water Fish Species to Zequanox®, a Biopesticide for Dreissenid Mussel Control
Matthew Barbour, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

MPN Validation across North America using Genomic Tools
Brian Petri, Trojan Technologies

Session I3: Predictive Ecology and Risk Assessment
Global Aquatic Species Invasions in Urban Environments
Nicholas Mandrak, University of Toronto Scarborough

Predicting Non-Native Plant Species Richness with Confidence in Undersampled Watersheds
Amy Davis, Ghent University

Flood and Storm Tracker (FaST) Tool: Updates after the Initial Storm Season
Ian Pfingsten, U.S. Geological Survey (CNT)

Predicting Trends in Climate Similarity of Global Aquatic Watersheds Under Multiple Climate-Change Scenarios
Justin A.G. Hubbard, University of Toronto

Life-history Traits for Predicting Invasiveness in Non-native Freshwater Fishes
Gordon H. Copp and Michael Fox, Trent University

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Keynote Presentation
Colonization Pressure and the Insights of Supply-Side Invasion Ecology
Julie Lockwood, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, USA

Session J1: Invasion Dynamics
Lake Morphometry Determines Dreissena Invasion Dynamics
Alexander Y. Karatayev, Buffalo State College, Great Lakes Center

Seasonally Migrating Round Goby in Lake Ontario: A Case of Missing Adults?
Chris Pennuto, Buffalo State College, Great Lakes Center

Investigating the Effects of Eelgrass and Predation on Fouling Community Composition in a Temperate Estuary
Benjamin Rubinoff, University of California Davis

Evaluating Upstream Passages and Challenges by Bigheaded Carp at a Mississippi River High-Head Dam
Andrea Fritts, U.S. Geological Survey

Alien Species Dynamics Within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Wadden Sea
Adriaan Gittenberger, GiMaRIS

Poeciliid Invasion Models
Kit Magellan, University of Battambang

Session J2: Ballast Water
Effects of Ballast Water Exchange and Treatment on Microbial Community Structure
John Darling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ballast Water Invasion Probability Tool: Simplifying the Application of Scientific Knowledge to Real-time Monitoring Decisions
Johanna Bradie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Evaluating Ballast Water Management Systems to Prevent Biological Invasions
Oscar Casas-Monroy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Scenario-based Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Ballast Water Treatment Strategies
Zhaojun Wang, University of Delaware

Effectiveness of Ballast Water Exchange Plus Treatment as a Mechanism to Reduce the Introduction and Establishment of Aquatic Invasive Species in Canadian Ports
Sarah A. Bailey, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Best Available Science Supports Most Probable Number (MPN) Testing Methods for Type Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems
John Cullen, Dalhousie University

Special Session: Integrating Invasion Science and Management Across Realms: Learning from Terrestrial, Marine and Freshwater Experiences
Optimal Planning of Invasive Species Surveillance Campaigns
Denys Yemshanov, Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service

Risk Assessment: Cornerstone of an Aquatic Invasive Species Program
Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Experiences in Ballast Water Management across Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems
Sarah Bailey, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

New Technologies for Invasion Management: Will they Work in Water?
Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Asian Long-Horned Beetle versus Emerald Ash Borer Eradication: Even with Good Ingredients You Still Need a Recipe for Success
Taylor Scarr, Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service

Biological Control of Invasive Alien Species in the Anthropocene
Peter G. Mason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Overcompensation, Eradication Failure and the Case for Functional Eradication of Aquatic Invasive Species
Edwin Grosholz, University of California, Davis