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.

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Updated – 2021-May-06

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

Abstract Preparation and Submission

Abstracts are to be formatted according to the submission guidelines and submitted through the link on the ICAIS website.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2021.

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.