All presentation times listed on the preliminary program are in Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC+2.
Please note that the program is subject to change.

Friday, April 22, 2022

    Updated 04/17/2022
A-10 – Albert
Monitoring tools for management
08:30-08:50 Virtual
Rapid assessment of exotic dreissenids in Laurentian Great Lakes using underwater videography
Alexander Y. Karatayev, Buffalo State College, Great Lakes Center, USA
08:50-09:10 Virtual
Exotic dreissenids transform Great Lakes benthoscapes
Lyubov E. Burlakova, Buffalo State College, Great Lakes Center, USA
09:10-09:30 Virtual
Monitoring Pontederia crassipes and Hydrocotyle ranunculoides invasion on a Mediterranean island using multitemporal satellite images
Luca Ghiani, University of Sassari, ITALY
09:30-09:50 Virtual
In for the kill: novel biosecurity approaches for invasive and medically important mosquito species
E. Manus Cunningham, Queen’s Univesity Belfast, UK
Who profits from the invasion – a preliminary study towards biological control of mosquitoes
Adwine Vanslembrouck, Institute of Tropical Medicine, BELGIUM
B-10 – Fabiola
Control tools for management
The use of “postbox traps” in the control of Chinese mitten crab in Flanders (Belgium)
Bram D’hondt, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), BELGIUM
Integrated approach to control the American bullfrog in Flanders. LIFE 3N-BULLFROG
Sarah Descamps, PXL Bio-Research – CMK, University Hasselt, BELGIUM
Non-indigenous species in Madeira: MPAs versus anthropogenically impacted areas
Anna Diem, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, PORTUGAL
09:30-09:50 Virtual
Genetic and genomic tools to improve invasive watermilfoil management planning and evaluation in the U.S.
Ryan A. Thum, Montana State University, USA
09:50-10:10 Virtual
Engaging the public, overcoming politics and solving technological barriers of invasive species data
Charles Bargeron, University of Georgia, USA
C-10 – Elisabeth
Data tools for management
Introduced species in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS): the WRiMS portal
Stefanie Dekeyzer, Flanders Marine Institute, InnovOceanSite, BELGIUM
08:50-09:10 Virtual
First European baseline of non-indigenous species to foster cross-jurisdictional collaborations in the marine ecosystem
Chiara Magliozzi, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, ITALY
09:10-09:30 Virtual
AquaNIS: lessons from 25 years of experience with online non-indigenous species information systems
Sergej Olenin, Klaipeda University, LITHUANIA
09:30-09:50 Virtual
Database of spatial distribution of non-indigenous species in Spanish marine waters
Ana Carbonell, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, SPAIN
09:50-10:10 Virtual
First four years reporting after the EU Regulation 1143/2014 entered into force: status and priorities
Ana Cristina Cardoso, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, ITALY
D-10 – Boudewijn
Climate change impacts
08:30-08:50 Virtual
Determinants of survival and dispersal along the range expansion of a biological invasion
Eric Edeline, ESE Ecology and Ecosystem Health, FRANCE
Comparison of behavioural interactions amongfour invasive crayfish along a temperature gradient Jan Kubec, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jan Kubec, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
First record in Benin, West Africa, of the globally invasive crab Charybdis hellerii (A. Milne-Edwards, 1867), with notes on its taxonomy (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Portunidae)
Comlan Eugène Dessouassi, University of Abomey-Calavi, WEST AFRICA
09:30-09:50 Virtual
The biology and ecology of the invasive silver-cheeked toadfish (Lagocephalus sceleratus), with emphasis on the Eastern Mediterranean
Aylin Ulman, Mersea Marine Consulting, TURKEY
10:10-10:40 – Networking Coffee/Tea Break
10:40-11:25 Keynote Presentation
The role for IUCN in addressing invasive alien species
Kevin Smith, International Union for Conservation of Nature, UK
11:25-12:00 – Closing Plenary Session
12:00-13:00 – Lunch
Special Session – Albert
Research at the interface of climate change, aquatic invasive species and diseases
13:00-13:05 Virtual
Opening remarks
Patrick Kocovsky, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
13:05-13:25 Virtual
Translational invasion ecology: a framework for connecting research and practice to address the combined challenges of invasive species and climate change
Carrie J. Brown-Lima, Cornell University, USA
13:25-13:45 Virtual
The effect of multiple abiotic and biotic stressors on amphipod behaviour and ecosystem processes
Alison Dunn, University of Leeds, UK
Biological invasions and parasite-host interactions in a warmer world: identifying climate change impacts on wildlife and aquaculture diseases in European coastal waters14:00-14:20
David W. Thieltges, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, THE NETHERLANDS
Invasive host, their parasites and pathogens: effects and interactions in the recipient ecosystem
K. Mathias Wegner, Alfred-Wegener Institute, GERMANY
Workshop – Fabiola
How can pandemics impact the management of aquatic invasive species

This session will be an opportunity to share knowledge on COVID-19 experiences internationally (negative and positive impacts related to working in aquatic systems) in order to inform IAS management during future pandemics.
Participants need to sign up to participate, and will be provided some homework in advance the workshop.

Workshop – Boudewijn

LIFE RIPARIAS (Reaching Integrated and Prompt Action in Response to Invasive Alien Species) is an innovative project, which aims at optimizing the management of invasive alien species (IAS) in river areas and ponds across Belgium over the next five years. The project is co-funded by the three Belgian regional authorities and the European Union in the framework of the LIFE programme.

This workshop will present information about the LIFE RIPARIAS project and cover the on-going assessment of the impact of management practices on ecosystem services for the different species targeted by the LIFE RIPARIAS project, as well as its methodological challenges.

Ben Van der Wijden, Bruxelles Environnement, BELGIUM
Florence Limet, Bruxelles Environnement, BELGIUM
Assessing the impact of aquatic alien plants & crayfish management on ecosystem services
Arnaud Monty, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, BELGIUM
Sonia Vanderhoeven, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, BELGIUM
14:25-14:45 – Networking Coffee/Tea Break
Special Session (cont.) – Albert
14:45-15:05 Virtual
Macroecologic models as a tool in understanding the role of parasites in the success of invaders
Volodimir Sarabeev, Zaporizhzhia National University, UKRAINE
15:05-15:25 Virtual
Co-evolution of Piscine rhabdovirus (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) and its fish hosts: an invasive pathogen during climate change
Carol A. Stepien, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA
Invasive and native aquatic mosquitoes across climate zones from Arctic to Equator
David Bruce Conn, Berry College, USA
Discussion period
David W. Thieltges, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, THE NETHERLANDS
Workshop (cont.) – Fabiola
Workshop (cont.) – Boudewijn
Exchange of experience with workshop participants on ecosystem services
Workshop concludes

All presentation times listed on the preliminary program are in Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC+2.
Please note that the program is subject to change.