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21st Conference

Final Abstracts PDF 3.1 mb or the Post-Conference version of the Final Program and Abstracts of presentations

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



20th Conference

Final Abstracts PDF 2.7 mb

Post-Conference version of the Final Program and Abstracts of presentations

Monday, October 22, 2017

Plenary Session

Unravelling the Ecology of Non-native Species to Inform European Strategy
Helen Roy, Head of Zoology, Biological Records Centre, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

Session 1A: Response and Control I

Zebra Mussel Control – 16 Years of Ozone Treatment at Lennox G.S.
Mike Farrell, Ontario Power Generation

Chemical Free Disinfection for Macro / Micro Biofouling (AIS) to Protect Cooling Water Systems of Hydroelectric Facilities
Ytzhak Rozenberg, Atlantium Technologies

Influence of Water Temperature on the Toxicity of Molluscicides to Zebra Mussels (Dreissna polymorpha)
James Luoma, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Mussel Management Partnership Strategies
Dan Butts, ASI Group Ltd.

Environmentally Sustainable Management of Invasive Dreissenid Mussels using Zequanox
Seth Donrovich, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI)

Session 2A: Early Detection I

Biodiversity Entering United States Ports via Ballast Water Discharge: An Analysis using High Throughput Sequencing
John A. Darling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Identifying ‘Risky’ Sites in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Development of a Spatially Explicit Method for Selecting Sites for AIS Surveillance
W. Lindsay Chadderton, The Nature Conservancy

Enhanced Aquatic Connectivity through Regional Coordination and Selective Fish Passage Solutions
Daniel Zielinski, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Asian Carp Early Detection Surveillance in the Canadian Waters of the Great Lakes
David Marson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Asian Carp Program

Early Detection of a Highly Invasive Bivalve Based on Environmental DNA (eDNA)
Zhiqiang Xia, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor

Session 3A: Engagement I

INVASIVESNET Initiative: Towards the Development of the International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Alien Species
Frances Lucy, Centre for Environmental Research Innovation and Sustainability (CERIS), Institute of Technology, Sligo

Invasive Mussel Collaborative: Developing Tools and a Strategy for Managing Zebra and Quagga Mussels in the Great Lakes
Erika Jensen, U.S. Geological Survey

LINVEXO: A New Tool for Invasive Species Education in The Netherlands
Annerie Rutenfrans, Adviesbureau Beleef en Weet

Underpinning Invasive Species Outreach with an Effective Communications Plan
Eithne Davis, Centre for Environmental Research, Innovation and Sustainability (CERIS), Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Technology, Sligo;

A Redesigned Volunteer AIS Monitoring Program in Wisconsin, USA
Paul M. Skawinski, University of Wisconsin – Extension Lakes Program, Stevens Point

Session 1B: Response and Control II

Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide as a Dreissenid Mussel Control Tool
Diane Waller, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Taking No Prisoners Beating Back Invasive Species – Bureau of Reclamation
Leonard Willett, Bureau of Reclamation

Temperature and Dose Response of Invasive Quagga Mussels to Various Molluscicides in High Conductivity Water
Renata Claudi, RNT Consulting Inc.

Control of Zebra and Quagga Mussels with a More Rational Use of Copper
David Hammond, Earth Science Labs, Inc.

Session 2B: Biotic Drivers I

Comparative Assessment of Gammarids under Stressful Conditions
Isabel Casties, GEOMAR, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

Are Ponto-Caspian Species Inherently Predisposed to Cross Salinity Boundaries? Experimental Selection of a Ponto-Caspian Gammarid
Nora-Charlotte Pauli, GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Experimental Ecology

Experimental Assessment of Emerging Invasion Threat: A Host-Parasite Coevolutionary Association Modulating Invasional Meltdown
Martin Reichard, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Experimental Evaluation of Microhabitat Preferences of Ponto-Caspian Gammarids
Jaroslaw Kobak, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Session 3B: Engagement II

Sticky Habits: Insights into Behaviors by Recreational Boaters
Douglas A. Jensen, University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program

Invading Species Hit Squad: Community Based Education and Outreach
Sophie Monfette, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Asian Carp Exhibit at the Toronto Zoo
Lauren Tonelli, Invasive Species Centre

A Perfect Match: Increasing Impact in Invasive Species Outreach through Extension and Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Collaboration
Shannon Carnevale, University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk Count

Illinois Aquatic Pet Surrender Events, Rehoming and Care Networks
Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey

Session 1C: Response and Control III

Management Review of AIS in Ontario
Lauren Tonelli, Invasive Species Centre

Evolving Strategies for AIS Response: Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Research in Newfoundland, Canada
Kyle Matheson, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Development of a Selective, Environmentally Safe and Low Cost Carp Pesticide
Maurice Sadowsky, MJSTI Corp.

Session 2C: Biotic Drivers II

Do Ecological Interactions Explain Dominance Shift between Ponto-Caspian Bivalves Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis in their Introduced Range
Anouk D’Hont, GiMaRIS

Invasional Genetic Patterns Across Time and Space in North American Dreissena Mussels
Nathaniel T. Marshall, University of Toledo, Lake Erie Center & Department of Environmental Sciences

Introducing the Quagga Mussel as a Method for Water Quality Improvement: Assessed Risks and Permit Criteria
Lisette de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen

What Really Scares Zebra Mussels? A Few Words about the Impact of Biotic Factors on Valve Movement Reactions of the Zebra Mussel Dreissena polymorpha
Anna Dzierzynska-Bialonczyk, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Does the Invasional Meltdown Exist? The Case of the Ponto-Caspian Community
Jaroslaw Kobak, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Nicolaus Copernicus University

Session 3C: Tools I

Methods for Quantifying Biofouling: An Initial Examination of Optical and Acoustic Approaches
Scott C. Riley, Excet, Inc.

Performance Evaluations of Instruments Designed for Rapid, Shipboard Detection of Living Microorganisms in Ballast Water
Matthew R. First, Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory

Assessment of Ballast Water Management Systems: Science in Support of Policy
Hugh L. MacIntyre, Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography

Advances in Validating MPN and Stain-Motility Methods for Assessing Phytoplankton for Ballast Water Treatment
Brian Petri, Trojan Technologies

Implementing DNA Metabarcoding as Cost-effective Tool to Provide Biological Data for Port Baseline Survey
Anaïs Rey, AZTI, Marine Research Division

Optimization and Performance Testing of a Sequence Processing Pipeline Applied to Early Detection of Nonindigenous Species
Ryan Scott, University of Windsor School of Computer Science

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Plenary Session

Knowledge to Action on Invasive Species: North America and Global Linkages
David M. Lodge, Director, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University

Session 1D: Response and Control IV

Development of a Novel Tool to Deliver Control Agents to Targeted Aquatic Invasive Fishes
Jon J. Amberg, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Control of Common Carp through Biocontrol and Species-specific Toxin Delivery
Josh Poole, University of Minnesota

Removal of Phragmites australis ssp australis and Site Augmentation with Native Vegetation in Wisconsin, USA
Paul M. Skawinski, University of Wisconsin – Extension Lakes Program, Stevens Point

STA Vegetation Management and Invasive Species Control
Eric Crawford, South Florida Water Management District

Utilizing a Rapid Response Team for Landscape Level AIS Survey and Management in the Adirondack Park
Erin Vennie-Vollrath, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

Session 2D: Biotic Drivers III

The Interaction of Experimental Warming and Biotic Resistance to Invasion of Non-native Poeciliids in Replicated Pond Ecosystems
Quenton M. Tuckett, University of Florida, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Influence of Phylogenetic Community Structure on Introduced Fishes in the Southeast United States
Matthew Neilson, U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

Sensitivity of European Native and Alien Freshwater Bivalve Species to Climate Related Environmental Factors
Frank Collas, Department of Environmental Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Association between the Ratio of Organic to Inorganic Nitrogen and Growth of the Invasive and Itchthyotoxic Golden Alga
Rakib Rashel, Department of Biological Sciences and Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Texas Tech University

Session 3D: Tools II

Serious Gaming to Derive Cost-effective Management Measures for the Invasive Alien Pumpkinseed Sunfish in Europe
Rob S.E.W. Leuven, Radboud University, Institute of Water and Wetland Research, Department of Environmental Science

Man and Exotic Fish: Incorporating YouTube Videos and Citizen Science Data to Explore Spatial and Demographic Patterns in Urban Fishermen Attitude and Behavior with Respect to Exotic and Invasive Species
Jason M. Post, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University

How Do We Identify High-risk Genotypes for Adaptive Management of Eurasian and Hybrid Watermilfoil?
Ryan A. Thum, Montana State University

Environmental DNA (eDNA) and Environmental RNA (eRNA) Markers for Invasive Species Detection
Joshua Finn, University of Windsor

Session 1E: Response and Control V

Examining Zooplankton Patchiness Inside Ship Ballast Tanks to Improve Estimates of Average Abundance for Compliance Monitoring
Sarah Bailey, Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Efficacy and Practicability of Combining Ballast Water Exchange with Treatment: Results of Shipboard Trials
Lisa A. Drake, Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory

Effect of the Temperature on Chlorine as Ballast Water Treatment to Eliminate Freshwater Phytoplankton Populations: A Bench Scale Test
Oscar Casas-Monroy, Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Quantifying the Extent of Niche Areas in the Global Fleet of Commercial Ships: The Potential for “Super-Hot Spots” of Biofouling
Cameron S. Moser, Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory

Session 2E: Policy Drivers I

The Strategic Vision of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission: A Mid-Decadal Review
Robert G. Lambe, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Funding for Invasive Species: A Review of Progress, Gaps, and Opportunities
Cecilia Weibert, Great Lakes Commission

Regulating Organisms-in-Trade through a Permitted Species List: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Nicholas D. Popoff, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division

Integrated Management Approach of Aquatic Invasive Species for Québec Province, Canada
Olivier Morissette, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, Direction de l’expertise sur la faune aquatique

Asian Carps Enforcement Activities: Approaches across Great Lakes Jurisdictions
Brenda Koenig, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Enforcement Branch

Session 3E: Tools III

Underwater Video is an Effective Tool to Reveal Dreissena Spatial Distribution
Alexander Karatayev, Great Lakes Center, Buffalo State College

Using a High-Throughput Sequencing Assay to Assess Dreissenid Mussel Communities
Nathaniel T. Marshall, University of Toledo, Lake Erie Center & Department of Environmental Sciences;

Integrating Remote Sensing and Underwater Imagery to Enhance Invasive Dreissena Distribution Assessment in Large Rivers
Knut Mehler, Great Lakes Center, Buffalo State College

Feasibility and Efficacy of Three Methods of Zebra Mussel Larvae Detection
Sharon Lavigne, Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research

Multi-Jurisdictional Collaborations and Structured Approach for Grass Carp Control in Lake Erie
Seth J. Herbst, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division

Session 1F: Response and Control VI

Integrated Management of Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Lyn A. Gettys, University of Florida IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) Removal and Monitoring in the Erie Canal, Tonawanda, New York, USA
Heidi Himes, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Adaptive Management of Multi-resistant Hydrilla in a Central Florida Chain of Lakes
Amy L. Giannotti, City of Winter Park

Senegal Tea (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides) Aquatic Weed Risk Assessment and Management
Paul Champion, 1National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Endothall Behavior in Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
Mirella Ortiz, Colorado State University

Session 2F: Policy Drivers II

Update on the Status of the IMO Ballast Water Convention
Christopher J. Wiley, IMO Ballast Water Working Group

Establishing Research Priorities for Aquatic Invasive Species
Nicholas Phelps, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, University of Minnesota

Brief History of the Aquatic Invasive Species Program for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, a Sovereign Nation Assisting in Modern Management of the Resources of Lake Superior
Gene Mensch, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department, Ojibway Community College

Session 3F: Prevention I

Dreissenid Prevention Across the Pacific Northwest
Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

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

A Dog’s Nose Knows: Utilizing Canines to find Quagga and Zebra Mussels
Debra DeShon, Mussel Dogs

Leveraging Partnerships to Advance the Adirondack Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program: The First Voluntary Boat Inspection and Decontamination Program in the Northeast
Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Watershed Institute

Dreissenid Mussel Dispersal through Boat Hull Mediated Overland Dispersal
Frank Collas, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Investigation of the Edwards Protocol on Dreissenid Veligers
Kelly Stockton-Fiti, KASF Consulting, LLC

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Plenary Session

Aquatic Invasive Species in Singapore: Perspectives from a Highly Urbanised Tropical City
Darren Yeo Chong Jinn, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Session 1G: Response and Control VII

Rapid Response Achieves Eradication – Chub in Ireland
Joe Caffrey, INVAS Biosecurity and Inland Fisheries Ireland

Improving Response of Asian Carp Detections in the Canadian Waters of the Great Lakes
Julia Colm, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Movement of Bigheaded Carp Related to Temperature, Discharge, and Lock Operations on the Illinois River
Marybeth Brey, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Understanding the Carp Virome: What Could it Mean for the Control of Invasive Carp?
Sunil Kumar Mor, Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

Session 2G: Impacts I

Predicting Invasive Species Impacts under Context-dependencies
Jaimie T.A. Dick, Queen’s University Belfast

Vulnerability of Freshwater Biodiversity to Non-native Aquatic Species and other Anthropogenic Stressors across the Continental United States
Amy J.S. Davis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Effects of Invasive Species on Native Populations of Aquatic Organisms in the San Francisco Bay-Delta and Freshwater Tributaries: A Review
Bryson Finch, Compliance Services International

Predatory Impacts of the Invasive Portunid Crab, Charybdis Japonica, in New Zealand: Implication for Functional Change, Risk Assessment and Ecosystem Goods and Services
Michael Townsend, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

Got Mussels? Work Your Quaggals
Patrick Simmsgeiger, Diversified Waterscapes Inc.

Session 3G: Prevention II

Assessing the Applicability of the Aquatic Species Invasiveness Screening Kit (AS-ISK) Across a Broad Range of Non-native Species and Risk Assessment Areas
Gordon H. Copp, Salmon & Freshwater Team, Cefas, and Centre for Conservation Ecology, Bournemouth University, and Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

A Rapid Assessment of Marine Non-native Species in Harbours and Marinas on the Southwest Coast of Norway and the Northeast Coast of Scotland and the Potential for Coastal Connectivity
Ian Campbell, Scottish Association for Marine Science

Evaluating the Use of a Novel Bayesian Risk Assessment Tool to Inform Regulatory Decisions for Aquatic Invasive Species in Ontario
Sarah Nienhuis, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Aquatic Animal Health Programs in Preventing Disease Introductions: A Canadian Case Study
Kristin E. Thiessen, University of Toronto Scarborough

Predicting the Large Scale and Long Term Distribution of Invasive Species using Habitat Suitability Models
Jeffrey Buckley, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Session 1H: Response and Control VIII

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Flood and Storm Transport (NAS FAST) Mapper
Wesley M. Daniel, Cherokee Nation Technology, contracted to U.S. Geological Survey

Exotic Freshwater Fishes of Florida
Nick Trippel, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Assessment of UV Irradiation Effect on Downstream Settlement of the Colonial Hydroid, Cordylophora caspia
Renata Claudi, RNT Consulting Inc.

Graminicide Development for Aquatic Invasive Grass Control in Florida
Stephen F. Enloe, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, University of Florida

The Performance of Band Non-biocide Coatings to Prevent Biofouling by Invasive and Non-native Species in Newfoundland
Ashley Bungay, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Session 2H: Impacts II

Effect of Dreissena on Benthos of the Laurentian Great Lakes
Lyubov Burlakova, Great Lakes Center, Buffalo State College

Understanding the Drivers and Impacts of Cherax quadricarinatus Invasion in Singapore
Zeng Yiwen, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus Expansion to European Rivers
Michal Janac, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Is the “Killer Shrimp” Resistant to Non-consumptive Effects of Predators?
Lukasz Jermacz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Session 3H: Prevention III

Binational Ecological Risk Assessment of Grass Carp in the Great Lakes Basin
Jill Wingfield, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

The Crayfish Invasiveness Risk Assessment Model (CIRAM): A Bayesian Belief Network for Assessing Risk Posed by Nonnative Crayfish
Katherine Wyman-Grothem, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Midwest Region, Fisheries Division

Climate Match Fails to Explain Variation in Establishment Success of Non-native Freshwater Fishes in a Warm Climate Region
Jeffrey E. Hill, University of Florida, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

The Use of Co-Spatial Modeling to Inform Aquatic Invasive Species Management
Nicholas Phelps, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, University of Minnesota;

Possible Ballast Water Transfer of Lionfish to the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Emma M. De Roy, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor

Session 1I: Response and Control IX

Reduction of Pesticide Applications using New Microsponge™ Technology
Lucía G.I. Marshall, TAPT/Biosorb Inc.

Evaluation of Chemical Biocides and Algaecides for Controlling Sprouting of Nitellopsis obtusa Bulbils
John H. Rodgers, Department of Forest and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University

PROCELLACOR™– A Novel Herbicide Technology for Selective Management of Aquatic Invasive Plants
Mark A. Heilman, SePRO Corporation

Control of Colonial Hydroids using EarthTec QZ
David Hammond, Earth Science Labs, Inc.

Session 2I: Impacts III

Functional Feeding Traits as Predictors of Competitiveness of Alien Freshwater Fishes
Leopold Nagelkerke, Wageningen University & Research, Aquaculture & Fisheries Group

Assessing the Impacts of the Invasive Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus in Central Italy
Phillip J. Haubrock, Department of Biology, University of Florence

Invasive Species and Plankton Dynamics of the Columbia River Estuary
Stephen Bollens, School of the Environment & School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

Interagency Coordination to Develop a Statewide Python Management Plan
Evan Freeman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Session 3I: Prevention IV

Preliminary Characterization of Risk Posed by Aquatic Insect Bait to the Spread of AIS in the Great Lakes Region
Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey

A Hotspot for Aquatic Alien Species? Evidence for Recreational Angling as an International Invasion Pathway
Emily R.C. Smith, Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of Geography, University College London

Using Environmental DNA for Sea Lamprey Assessments in Great Lakes Tributaries
Christopher M. Merkes, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Human-mediated and Natural Dispersal of an Invasive Fish in the Eastern Great Lakes
Mattias L. Johansson, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Plenary Session

Knowledge to Action on Aquatic Invasive Species: Island Biosecurity – the New Zealand and South Pacific Story
Paul Champion, Principal Scientist – Freshwater Ecology, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Session 1J: Information Management

Data Aggregation: Data Goes in, Data Goes Out. You Can’t Explain That!
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

Risk Assessment Database for the Great Lakes Region
David Nisbet, Invasive Species Centre

Noteworthy Distribution Changes to Non-native Aquatic Plants in the U.S. Since 2015
Ian Pfingsten, Cherokee Nation Technologies, contracted to U.S. Geological Survey

Application of a Watch List of High Risk AIS to Inform Surveillance Site Selection and Sampling Methods in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Andrew J. Tucker, The Nature Conservancy

Session 2J: Investigation

From Bad to Worse: Update on the Non-native Freshwater Fishes in Flanders (Belgium)
Hugo Verreycken, 1INBO – Research Institute for Nature and Forest

Postglacial Colonizer or Cryptic Invader? Case of Gammarus roeselii (Crustacea Amphipoda) in Europe
Tomasz Rewicz, Laboratory of Microscopic Imaging and Specialized Biological Techniques, University of Lodz;

Early Invasion Dynamics of New Zealand Mudsnails in Michigan Rivers
Seth Herbst, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division

Session 3J: Prevention V

But it’s So Pretty… Florida’s Lovely Invasive Aquatic Plants
Lyn A Gettys, University of Florida, IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Slowing the Spread of Invasive Alien Species: Biosecurity Best Practice and Stakeholder Engagement
Caitriona Shannon, University of Leeds

Population Genetics Characterization of Silver and Bighead Carps Invasion Fronts Approaching the Great Lakes
Carol A. Stepien, University of Toledo, Department of Environmental Sciences

Tributary Use and Large-Scale Movement of Grass Carp: Patterns to Inform Control Efforts in Western Lake Erie
Cleyo Harris, Michigan State University

Multi-Jurisdictional Collaborations and Structured Approach for Grass Carp Control in Lake Erie
Seth J. Herbst, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division

19th Conference

Final Abstracts PDF 3.5 mb
Post-Conference version of the Final Program and Abstracts of presentations
May 6, 2016

Plenary Session
Determining Priorities, Cutting Losses and Managing Conflicts Associated with Aquatic Invasions: A Southern African Perspective
Olaf Weyl, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

Facing Aquatic Invasive Species in Europe: From Research to Policy
Elena Tricarico, Department of Biology, University of Florence

Session A: Species-Specific Outreach
Working Together on Outreach for Asian Carps in the Canadian Waters of the Great Lakes
Erin L. Gertzen, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Asian Carps: Prevention and Early Warning for the Canadian Great Lakes
Alison Kirkpatrick, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Baseline Survey of Asian Carp and Invasive Species Knowledge in Ontario
Lauren Tonelli, Invasive Species Centre

Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Assessment of Asian Carp Research, Education and Outreach Efforts
Christopher J. Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Games as Instruments of Brazilian Elodea Prevention and Environmental Education in Cascade Reservoirs Region: Jaguara, Volta Grande and Igarapava, Located in Minas Gerais State/Brazil
Andrea Carla Leite Chaves, PUC Minas – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais

Session B: Management and Control
Achieving Control of Dreissenids throughout Entire Lakes: No, This Is Not Just Wishful Thinking
Daniel P. Molloy, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and Molloy & Associates, LLC

Mesocosms to Advance Aquatic Invasive Species Control
Jim Davies, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures

Invasive Mussel Collaborative: Connecting People, Science and Management
Erika Jensen, Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Developing Tools and Approaches to Manage Aquatic Invasive Species
Bill Bolen, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Comprehensive Response to the New Zealand Mudsnail Discovery in Wisconsin
Maureen Ferry, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Session C: Vectors and Pathways
Past, Present, and Future Freshwater Fish Introductions in Canada
Nick Mandrak, University of Toronto Scarborough

Vectors of Aquatic Introductions in the United States: Past and Present, Here and There
Mathew Neilson, U.S. Geological Survey

A Risk Analysis of the Illegal Trade and Transportation Pathway for Regulated Aquatic Species in the Great Lakes
Michael Hoff, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Assessing the Potential Movement of Invasive Fishes through the Welland Canal
Jaewoo Kim, University of Toronto Scarborough

First Record and Rapid Geographic Expansion of Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) in Manitoba, Canada, 2009-2014
Wolfgang Jansen, North/South Consultants Inc.

Session A: Audience-Driven Outreach
Research and Implementation of Community Based Social Marketing: A Four Year Case Study in Aquatics
Gail Wallin, Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

From Theory to Practice: Heuristics and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
Douglas A. Jensen, University of Minnesota Sea Grant

Using the Habitattitude Campaign to Address Pet Release Invasion Pathway in Wisconsin
Tim Campbell, University of Wisconsin Extension and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant

What’s in Your…? Water Garden and Aquarium AIS Outreach for the Great Lakes Region
Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant & Illinois Natural History Survey

Don’t Move a Mussel: Protecting British Columbia Waters from the Impacts of Invasive Species
Lisa K. Scott, Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society

Session B: Management and Control
Integrated Approach to the Control of the Invasive Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus
Sarah Descamps, PXL Bio-Research – University Hasselt

Getting Ahead of the Learning Curve – Ontario Lessons Learned in Response to Aquatic Invasive Species
Jeff Brinsmead, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Looking into the Crystal Ball: Forecasting AIS Science and Information Needs in Ontario using the Delphi Method
Jeff Brinsmead, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Session C: Vectors and Pathways
Chicago Area Waterway System as an Invasion Pathway for Crustaceans
Reuben Keller, Loyola University, Institute of Environmental Sustainability

An Evaluation of Downstream Dispersal of Veliger Larvae as a Mechanism for Spread of Zebra Mussels between Inland Water Bodies in Minnesota
Michael McCartney, University of Minnesota

Dreissenid Prevention Across the Pacific Northwest
Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Developing a Vector Management Approach to Prevent Introduction and Spread of Marine Biofouling Invasive Species in Newfoundland
Kyle Matheson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

GLDIATR: Protecting the Great Lakes from the Internet Trade of AIS
Erika Jensen, Great Lakes Commission

Session A: Education and Extension
Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs in the Western United States
Dee Davis, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Mussels and Mutts: The Alberta Conservation Canine Program
Cindy Sawchuk, Alberta Environment and Parks

Operation Bait Bucket – Lake Simcoe Ontario. An Education and Awareness Program Focusing on Ice Anglers
Wil Wegman, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

A Student Research Project on Invasive Plants and Fishes: An Effective Educational Tool
Alain De Vocht, PXL Bio-Research – CMK, University Hasselt

The Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative
Lyn Gettys, University of Florida, IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Invasive Species Education for Waterfowl Hunters
Brook Schryer, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Session B: Species of Interest
Is the Aquatic Dikerogammarus villosus a ‘Killer Shrimp’ in the Field? – A Case Study on One of the Most Invasive Species in Europe
Meike Koester, University of Koblenz-Landau

The Trophic Function of Dikerogammarus villosus in the European Rivers Elbe and Rhine and its Impact on the Benthic Community
Claudia Hellman, University Koblenz-Landau

The Devil is in the Detail; the Impact of Invasive Shrimps on the Reliability of Biotic Indices used to Assess Water Quality in Isle of Man Rivers
Calum MacNeil, Isle of Man Government

Comparing the Predatory Impact of Invasive and Native Crabs on Prey Species: A Meta-analysis
Brett Howard, Simon Fraser University

Individual Variation in Sea Lamprey Behaviour Has No Implications on Trapping Success
Emelia M. Myles-Gonzalez, University of Guelph, Department of Integrative Biology

Session C: Early Detection and Monitoring
Caution! Some Dreissenid “Early Detection” Methods Are Actually “Early Deception” Methods
Daniel P. Molloy, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and Molloy & Associates, LLC

Spread and Invasiveness of the Recently Introduced Chinese Mystery Snail (Bellamya chinensis) in Riverine Ecosystems in The Netherlands
Frank P.L. Collas, Radboud University Nijmegen

Development of a Regional Surveillance Plan for the U.S. Waters of the Laurentian Great Lakes
W. Lindsay Chadderton, The Nature Conservancy

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring in Wisconsin, USA
Maureen Ferry, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Spread and Potential Impacts of Freshwater Invasive Island Apple Snails (Pomacea maculata) in Coastal South Carolina, USA
Amy Fowler, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Session B: Asian Carps
Status of Grass Carp in the Great Lakes
Duane C. Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey

Corridor Between Lakes Huron and Superior: Potential Pathways for the Movement for Invasive Species
Lisa A. O’Connor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ontario Surveillance Efforts for Asian Carp in the Great Lakes
Chris Wilson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Assessing the Risks of Asian Carp Presence in the Chicago Area Waterway System: A Probabilistic Interpretation of eDNA Monitoring Results
Martin T. Schultz, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center

Session C: Ballast Water
Update on the Status of the IMO Ballast Water Convention
Christopher J. Wiley, Chair, IMO Ballast Water Group

Fednav’s Experience Installing Ballast Water Treatment Systems Onboard Great Lakes Carriers
Marc Gagnon, Fednav

Using High Throughput Sequencing to Assess the Diversity of Propagule Pools Entering Ports via Ballast Water
John Darling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Evaluating Risks Associated with Ballast Water Release by Domestic Vessels Transiting to Canadian Arctic Waters
Kimberly Howland, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Survival of Hull Fouling Organisms During and After Voyages to the Canadian Arctic
Farrah Chan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Session B: Asian Carps
Early Detection Surveillance Methods for Asian Carps in the Canadian Great Lakes
David Marson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Lessons Learned from Grass Carp 2015 Responses in the Canadian Great Lakes
Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Law Enforcement Insights to Improve Coordinated and Effective Fishery Management
Jill Wingfield, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Session C: Ballast Water
Assessing Introduction Risk Using Species’ Rank-Abundance Distributions
Farrah Chan, University of Windsor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

Ballast Water Sampling using Proportional Flow Control: Evaluating the Utility of External Ultrasonic Flow Meters in the Shipboard Environment
Cameron Moser, Excet Inc.

Comparison of Sampling Devices and Analytic Methods for Ballast Water Compliance Testing
Johanna Bradie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

How Effective are Size-separation Techniques for Concentrating Live Organisms ≥10 μm and <50 μm?
Stephanie Robbins-Wamsley, Excet Inc.

Session B: Asian Carps
Development of a Novel Platform to Control Filter-feeding Aquatic Invasive Fishes
Jon J. Amberg, U.S. Geological Survey

Examining Non-physical Barriers for Fish Movement: Electricity, Water Gun, Boomers, Bubble, Sound, Alarm Cue, and Light
Jaewoo Kim, University of Toronto Scarborough

Bigheaded Carp Behavior and Bioacoustics
Brooke J. Vetter, University of Minnesota Duluth

Evaluating Common Carp Responses to Behavioural Barriers in a Mesocosm
Paul Bzonek, University of Toronto Scarborough

The Effect of Temperature on Acoustical Deterrence of Bighead (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) and Silver Carp (H. molitrix)
Kelsie A. Murchy, University of Minnesota Duluth

In situ Observations of Silver Carp Behavior when Presented with Broadband Sound
Allen F. Mensinger, University of Minnesota Duluth

Complex Sound as a Deterrent to Bigheaded Carp Passage
Marybeth Brey, U.S. Geological Survey

Session C: Ballast Water
Evaluating Instruments Designed for Rapid, Shipboard Detection of Living Microorganisms in Ballast Water: An Initial Test of Compliance Tools
Matthew First, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

The Most Probable Number (MPN) Method to Quantify Organisms ≥10 μm and <50 μm: An Update
Lisa Drake, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Uniform Response of Organisms in Different Phylogenetic Groups and Size Classes to Ballast Water Treatments
Scott Riley, Excet Inc.

Efficacy of a NaOH-based Ballast Water Treatment System for Freshwater Ships: Mesocosm-scale Shipboard Trials
Adria Elskus, U.S. Geological Survey

Evaluation of a Most Probable Number Method (MPN) Assay to Detect Living Organisms in Oligotrophic Water
Vanessa Molina, Excet Inc.

Workshop: A Discussion of Ballast Water Sampling Approaches and Recommendations
Jonathan Grant, Battenkill Technologies, Inc.

A Revised Assessment of the Most Probable Number (MPN) Method for Enumerating Viable Phytoplankton Cells in Ballast Water Discharge
John J. Cullen, Dalhouse University, Department of Oceanography

Plenary Session
Understanding and Predicting the Impacts of Species Invasions: Old Challenges, New Approaches
Anthony Ricciardi, Redpath Museum, McGill University

Metrics Based on Comparative Functional Responses and Abundance Reliably Predict Invasive Species Identities and Ecological Impacts
Jaimie T.A. Dick, Queen’s University Belfast

Session A: Zebra & Quagga Mussel Control
The Use of Potassium Chloride to Control Zebra Mussels: Lake Winnipeg Harbours
Dan Butts, ASI Group

Use of UV Radiation Technology to Prevent Settlement of Quagga Mussel Larvae
Jackson A. Gross, Smith-Root Inc.

Evaluation of the Effects of Ultra-Violet Light Treatment on Quagga Mussel Settlement and Veligers at Davis Dam
Sherry Pucherelli, Bureau of Reclamation

Use of Electrified Fields for Dreissenid Mussel Control
James A. Luoma, U.S. Geological Survey

Microencapsulated BioBullets: An Effective Control Strategy for Invasive Mussels
David C. Aldridge, University of Cambridge

Session B: Invasive Fishes: Behaviour & Dispersal
Behaviour and Dispersal Potential in Invasive Fish Populations
Michael G. Fox, Trent University

Behavioural Variation among Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus) Individuals at Different Stages of the Invasion Process
Lida Nguyen-Dang, University of Windsor

Life History Shifts in Invasive Populations: Nature or Nurture?
Anna C. Rooke, Trent University

Changes in the Distribution and Abundance of Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax) in the Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada, 1996-2015
Richard Remnant, North/South Consultants Inc.

Session C: Aquatic Plants
Sinking Water Soldier Permanently
Allison Kirkpatrick, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative: A Collective Impact Approach to Non-Native Phragmites
Heather Braun, Great Lakes Commission

Collective Development of a Science Agenda for Managing Non-native Phragmites australis through Microbial Intervention
Kurt Kowalski, U.S. Geological Survey

Achieving a Consilience of Science and Stakeholders: An Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan for Lake Tahoe Keys Lagoons
Lars W.J. Anderson, WaterweedSolutions

Session A: Zebra & Quagga Mussel Control
Optimization of Chlorination Strategies for Dreissenid Mussel Control
Scott Poulton, Ontario Power Generation

Developing a Treatment Method to Protect Alberta’s Irrigation Pipelines from Invasive Dreissenid Mussels
Nicole Seitz Vermeer, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Mortality Responses of Quagga Mussels to KCl Solutions Prepared in Different Source Waters
Christine Moffitt, U.S. Geological Survey

Control of Dreissenid Mussels with a More Rational Use of Copper
David Hammond, Earth Science Labs, Inc.

Quest for Durable Foul-Release Coatings
Bobbi Jo Merten, Bureau of Reclamation

Session B: Invasive Fishes: Diets & Impacts
Ecological Impact of Ponto-Caspian Invertebrates and Fish in a Shipping Canal Ecosystem
Alain De Vocht, University Hasselt

No Significant Negative Impact on Native Fish Species during First Years of Colonization by Ponto-Caspian Gobies
Hugo Verreycken, Research Institute for Nature and Forest

Evaluating and Predicting Impacts of Globally-invasive Freshwater Fishes using Multi-population Comparisons
Suncica Avlijas, McGill University, Redpath Museum

Food Competition as a Mode of Impact in a Riverine Round Goby Invasion
Dustin Raab, McGill University

Diet Spectrum and Preference of the Invasive Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in Flanders
Hugo Verreycken, Research Institute for Nature and Forest

Session C: Aquatic Plants
Benefits Derived in Louisiana from the Long Term Management and Control of Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Alfred F. Cofrancesco, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Growth of Elodea canadensis (in Swedish lakes): A Head Start for an Invasive Species in Strongly Seasonal Environment
Kristina Tattersdill, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Vegetative Reproductive Capacity of Crested Floatingheart (Nymphoides cristata)
Samantha N. Sardes, University of Florida, IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Ornamentals Behaving Badly
Nicole Kimmel, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Mapping Watershed Degree of Invasion Across the Continental United States
Amy J. Davis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Session A: Zebra and Quagga Mussel Control
Evaluating Copper Ion Generator for Control of Quagga Mussels
Renata Claudi, RNT Consulting Inc.

Invertebrate Community Response to Zequanox® in Aquatic Mesocosms
Michele Nicholson, Queen’s University

Developments in Bio-based Management of Juvenile and Larval Stage Zebra and Quagga Mussels in Industry and Natural Resource Management
Carolyn Link, Marrone Bio Innovations

The Ins and Outs of Registering a New Product for the Control of Aquatic Invasive Species
John F. Fournier, Acadia Regulatory Consulting, LLC

Use of a Differential Simple Stain to Confirm Mortality of Dreissenid Mussels in Field Research Experiments
Kelly Stockton-Fiti, KASF Consulting

Session B: Invasive Fishes: Control & Genetics
Towards Selective Removal of Invasive Fishes and Passage of Native Fishes in Rivers
Rob McLaughlin, University of Guelph

Ecology and Control of Invasive Northern Pike in the Columbia River, Canada
Brian Heise, Thompson Rivers University

Invasion Genetics of the Eurasian Round Goby in North America: Patterns Across Time and Space
Matthew R. Snyder, University of Toledo

Genetic Patterns of the Invasive Eurasian Ruffe Over Time and Space: Comparing Introductions in the Laurentian Great Lakes versus England
Devon J. Eddins, University of Toledo

Session C: EDNA and Genetics
Decade of Gene Diversification of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Since its First Appearance in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Carol A. Stepien, University of Toledo

Determining a Best-Case Effectiveness of a Molecular Method for the Detection of Aquatic Invasives
Ryan Scott, University of Windsor

The Development and Validation of a LAMP Assay and Portable Instrument to Rapidly Detect Invasive Species in Transport as Bait
Christopher J. Merkes, U.S. Geological Survey

How Much Can Environmental DNA (eDNA) Reflect a Local Macroinvertebrate Community in a Freshwater Flowing Habitat?
Rosetta C. Blackman, School of Biological, Biomedical & Environmental Sciences, University of Hull

Session A: Dreissenid Mussel EDNA & Genetics
Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a Monitoring Tool for Zebra Mussels in Lake Winnipeg
Timothy Gingera, University of Manitoba

Development and Testing of High Throughput Sequencing Assays to Detect Aquatic Invasive Species from Environmental Samples
Katy Klymus, University of Toledo

Varying Levels of Different Environment Factors Influence the Decay of Aquatic eDNA
Richard F. Lance, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center

Improvement of Methods for Detection of Dreissenid Mussels by Microscopy and Polymerase Chain Reaction
Jacque Keele, Bureau of Reclamation

Where is the Body? Dreissenid Mussels, Raw Water Testing, and the Real Value of E-DNA
Denise Hosler, Bureau of Reclamation

Session B: Global AIS Policy & Legislation Drivers
Canada’s Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations
Tracy Kerluke, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Roles and Responsibilities of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Scott Couture, Health Canada

Redefining Norms: Alberta’s Approach to Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Management
Kate Wilson, Alberta Environment & Parks

Introduction to the New Ontario Invasive Species Act
Ala Boyd, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Session C: Prevention & Risk Assessment
Inter-assessor Reliability of Risk Classifications for Invasiveness of Alien Species
Rob Leuven, Radboud University Nijmegen

Comparing European Risk Assessments for Invasive Freshwater Invertebrates
Frances Lucy, Institute of Technology Sligo

Prioritizing Species of Concern under Projected Climate Changes using a Temperature Matching Model
Tim Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Invasion Risk of AIS Not in the Great Lakes Under Future Climate Scenarios
Phyllis Higman, Illinois Natural Features Inventory

Conquering the Cold: Climate Suitability Predictions for the Asian Clam in Cold Temperate North America
Andrea Morden, McGill University

Session A: Dreissenid Mussel Population Studies
Invasion History of Dreissena polymorpha, the Zebra Mussel in Lough Key, an Irish lake
Frances Lucy, Institute of Technology Sligo

Zebra Mussel Habitat Selection, Growth and Mortality in Lakes of Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan
Maureen Ferry, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Status of Quagga Mussel Populations in Lake Michigan and Complementary Growth Experiments
Ashley Baldridge, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Session B: Global AIS Policy & Legislation Drivers
Regional Collaboration to Protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
Mike Piskur, Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers

Considerations in Governance of Aquatic Invasive Species Management – Experience on the International Great Lakes
Gavin Christie, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Session C: Prevention & Risk Assessment
A Risk Assessment of Golden Mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) for Ontario
Gerry Mackie, University of Guelph

Canadian Columbia Basin: A Collaborative Approach to Aquatic Invasive Species Management
Jennifer Vogel, Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society