Call for Abstracts of Oral and Poster Presentations

The theme of ICAIS 2022 is Global Climate Change Amplifies Aquatic Invasive Species Impacts, to demonstrate the interconnectedness of global invasive species issues and inspire international collaboration on research projects at a global scale.

Abstract Formatting & Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are to be formatted according to the ICAIS 2022 Abstract Formatting Guidelines and submitted in Microsoft Word, using the Abstract Submission form below. Other file formats cannot be uploaded.

The extended deadline for submission of abstracts was October 18, 2021. The Technical Program Committee will continue to accept abstract submissions, however please note that priority for oral presentation time slots was given to those who submitted by the extended deadline. Late submissions may be accommodated for oral presentation in an appropriate session where there may be gaps in the program, or on a waiting list in the event that someone cancels their participation. Poster submissions will be reviewed and accepted based on their merit.

  1. Please use the ICAIS 2022 abstract formatting template (.dotx) when preparing your abstract for submission. See the example of a properly formatted abstract.
  2. Please indicate whether you intend to present in-person or virtually.
  3. Please indicate whether your submission is being submitted for oral or poster presentation. Note: depending upon the number of abstracts that are submitted and the number of available presentation time slots, requests for oral presentations may not all be possible to accommodate.
  4. Abstracts are to be formatted to North American letter 8 ½” x 11” (216 mm by 279 mm) with 1” (25 mm) margins. The font size should be 11 point Arial, single spaced, paragraphs should be 6 pt before and 6 pt after text, format the text flush left.
  5. List all authors and use superscript numbers to denote affiliations, using the same number for authors with common affiliations (as per example on page 2).
  6. The name of the presenter is to be indicated in bold font.
  7. Provide email addresses for each author/co-author listed.
  8. Abstracts are to be no more than 300 words in length, no charts or graphs to be included.
  9. Be sure that the “track changes” function has been disabled before submitting the abstract. Abstracts with track changes active will be returned for resubmission.

Abstract Submission

  • File must be in a DOCX file or uploads will fail.
    Accepted file types: docx, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • As the submitting author of this abstract, I consent (Yes) or do not consent (No) to the ICAIS organizers providing my name, organization and email address to The Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC), in cooperation with the International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Species (INVASIVESNET) for the sole purpose of enabling communication to me by email regarding submission of papers for special issues of Aquatic Invasions (for academic papers) and, Management of Biological Invasions (for applied papers) pertaining to ICAIS 2022.

Abstract Submission Files

Updated – 2021-Jun-21

ICAIS 2022 Abstract Formatting Template

ICAIS 2022 Abstract Formatting Guidelines

ICAIS Example Formatted Abstract

Call for Abstracts (printable version)
Updated – 2021-Sep-29

If you have any questions, or require clarification of any details, please contact Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs, Conference Administrator.

Email: icais@invasivespeciescentre.ca
North America toll-free: 1-800-868-8776
International: +1-613-732-7068

Conference Proceedings

ICAIS is cooperating with the International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Species (INVASIVESNET) for publication of ICAIS 2022 conference proceedings in special issues of the INVASIVESNET open access journals Aquatic Invasions (for academic papers) and Management of Biological Invasions (for applied papers). Full research articles based on presentations made during ICAIS 2022 can be submitted for consideration.

For more information about these open access journals please visit the INVASIVESNET website.

 Contact the Conference Administrator if you have questions.


Topics to be addressed during ICAIS 2022 include:


  • The role of climate change in accelerating the spread and effects of AIS
  • Developments in methods for early detection and monitoring
  • Assessment of risks to native biodiversity, ecosystems, ecosystem services, economies, and public health and safety
  • Examining the resilience of ecosystems to biological invasions
  • Human dimensions of invasion science and AIS management
  • Socio-economic impacts
  • Community science
  • Indigenous knowledge

Management and Innovation

  • Integrated approaches to managing introductions and dispersal routes (pathways and vector management)
  • Best practices and lessons learned from stakeholders in water and nature for AIS management
  • EU Regulation (1143/2014) on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of AIS
  • Collaborating against AIS across administrative jurisdictional boundaries
  • Practitioners’ experience and the knowledge gaps in AIS management
  • Holistic ecosystem-oriented measures to reduce AIS impacts
  • Innovations in prevention and management
  • Indigenous perspectives and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
  • Invasive species and municipalities – urban perspectives

The Technical Program Committee invites the submission of 300-word abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing invasive species issues in freshwater, marine and estuarine environments, with preference given to the topics listed above. The language of the conference is English. Abstract submissions pertaining to a commercially-oriented product or service must include at least one co-author representing academia.

Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation based on the quality and rigor of the abstract, novelty, and relevance to ICAIS themes and objectives. At least one of the authors listed on abstracts must register and pay the applicable fee to participate in the conference and make their presentation in-person or virtually.

Call Out to Students and Early Career Professionals

ICAIS 2022 will be the premier scientific conference on aquatic invasive species issues and will offer several unique professional development opportunities for students and early career professionals, including:

  • Networking with world-renowned experts and peers in both structured and casual in-person and live virtual sessions
  • Career development opportunities for students and early career researchers
  • Recognition and awards for top student presentations judged by a panel of academic experts