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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

    Updated 04/17/2022
08:30-09:10 – Opening Plenary Session
A-1 – Albert
Genetic tools for monitoring
The power, challenges and integration of eDNA methods as a cornerstone for aquatic invasive species management
Rein Brys, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), BELGIUM
Understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of environmental DNA for monitoring and management of the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)
Sara Peixoto, University of Hull, UK
09:50-10:10 Virtual
Phylogenetic analyses reveal a new old introduced red algal species in Europe
Pilar Diaz-Tapia, Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO-CSIC), SPAIN
Identifying EU-listed aquatic invasive species by DNA-barcoding using currently available sequence data
Kenny Meganck, Royal Museum for Central Africa, BELGIUM
B-1 – Fabiola
Ecological risks and impacts: molluscs
09:10-09:30 Virtual
Long-term population dynamics of a global invader confirm invasion curve theory in invasion biology
Phillip J. Haubrock, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, GERMANY
Importance of substratum quality for potential competitive niche overlap between native and invasive unionid mussels in Europe
Malgorzata Poznańska-Kakareko, Nicolaus Copernicus University, POLAND
The impact of the invasive Asian date mussel in the UK and Europe
Kate Dey, Unversity of Portsmouth, UK
The same but different: do differences in behaviour and susceptibility to predation explain the competitive superiority of the quagga over zebra mussel?
Jaroslaw Kobak, Nicolaus Copernicus University, POLAND
C-1 – Elisabeth
Collaborating across borders
09:10-09:30 Virtual
Impact assessment of invasive freshwater bivalves for improved management and resource allocation
Neil Coughlan, University College Cork, IRELAND
The LIFE RIPARIAS project: reaching integrated and prompt action in response to invasive alien species
Xavier Vermeersch, Brussels Environment, BELGIUM
A race against time: comparative and integrated molecular species distribution models to counter Ponto-Caspian species invasion
Andrea Desiderato, University of Łódź, POLAND
Aquatic invasive species specialists’ perceptions on the importance of genetic tools and concepts to inform management
Thaïs A. Bernos, University of Toronto Scarborough, CANADA
D-1 – Boudewijn
Policy and regulations
09:10-09:30 Virtual
RESCHEDULED – 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
Mobilizing evidence to improve IAS decision-making: the Belgian TrIAS workflow
Sonia Vanderhoeven, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, BELGIUM
A systematic workflow to draft alert lists of potentially invasive aquatic species at a national level
Etienne Branquart, Service Public de Wallonie, BELGIUM
Invasive alien species and biosecurity in freshwater ecosystems: results of a national survey among managers in Belgium
Arnaud Jacobs, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, BELGIUM
10:30-11:00 – Networking Coffee/Tea Break
A-2 – Albert
Genetic tools for monitoring
11:00-11:20 Virtual
Understanding AIS using multi-gene metabarcoding assays: strengths, caveats, and upscaling for the future
Carol A. Stepien, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA
Population genetic insights into dispersal pathways of the invasive quagga mussel in Central Europe
Linda Haltiner, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag),
Adoption of a routine marine invasive species monitoring plan using environmental DNA sampling in Suva, Fiji
Saara Suominen, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, BELGIUM
DNA barcoding and phylogeography of alien Ponto-Caspian amphipods, as a proxy to understand different invasion dynamics in main invasion corridors across Europe
Tomasz Rewicz, University of Łódź, POLAND
B-2 – Fabiola
Ecological risks and impacts: molluscs
Risk scan of alien freshwater mollusks in The Netherlands
Naomi W. Thunnissen, Radboud University Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS
Invasive dreissenids in the Moselle River: considering differential ecophysiological strategies to investigate their tolerance
Sandrine Pain-Devin, Université de Lorraine, FRANCE
The potential impacts of invasive quagga and zebra mussels on macroinvertebrate communities: artificial stone-substrate based field experiment
Hui Zhang, University of Konstanz, GERMANY
C-2 – Elisabeth
Climate change impacts
Predicting emerging aquatic invasive alien species in the face of global climate change
James W.E. Dickey, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Present and future climatic suitability of the invasive aquatic plant Iris Pseudacorus L. and its candidate biocontrol agents
Gianmarco Minuti, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BELGIUM
11:40-12:00 Virtual
Using species distribution models to determine climate change impacts on suitable areas for freshwater invasive fauna: changes in adequate habitat throughout the 21st century
Mafalda Gama, Évora University, PORTUGAL
D-2 – Boudewijn
Policy and regulations
Key policy recommendations for aquatic invasive species management in Ireland
Joseph M. Caffrey, INVAS Biosecurity Ltd., IRELAND
11:20-11:40 Virtual
Arguments to consider Rugulopteryx okamurae (Dictyotales, Ochrophyta) the potential first seaweed species to be included in the lists of invasive species of European Union concern
María Altamirano Jeschke, Universidad de Málaga, SPAIN
Progress at European Union and national scales in the environmental management objectives and monitoring plans developments against non-indigenous species
Anna Lizińska, The French Biodiversity Agency, FRANCE
12:20-13:30 – Lunch
13:30-14:15 Keynote Presentation
Some like it hot – Erythraean bioinvasions into the Mediterranean Sea
Prof. Dr. Bella Galil, Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, ISRAEL
14:15-15:00 Keynote Presentation
Risk analysis of non-native aquatic species – the challenge of assessing and predicting invasiveness potential across geographical and linguistic expanses
Prof. Dr. Gordon H. Copp, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, UK
15:00-15:30 – Networking Coffee/Tea Break
A-3 – Albert
Genetic tools for monitoring
Mainstreaming genetic tools for non-indigenous species monitoring in marine coastal areas
Pascal I. Hablutzel, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), BELGIUM
15:50-16:10 Virtual
Detecting the establishment of invasive species in ichthyoplankton samples using DNA-metabarcoding
Alexander Van Nynatten, University of Toronto Scarborough, CANADA
The potential of molecular tools for monitoring non-indigenous species in commercial harbours and recreational marinas
Carolin Uhlir, Senckenberg Research Institute, GERMANY
Mitochondrial genomes, phylogenetic associations, and SNP recovery for the key invasive Ponto-Caspian amphipods in Europe
Tomasz Mamos, University of Łódź, POLAND
16:50-17:10 Virtual
Unlocking new opportunities for AIS detection: combining community science and new techniques in eDNA sampling to improve AIS monitoring programs
Michael Rogers, Invasive Species Centre, CANADA
17:10-17:30 Virtual
Environmental DNA metabarcoding as a tool for biodiversity assessment and monitoring: reconstructing established fish communities of north-temperate lakes and river
Yer Lor, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
B-3 – Fabiola
Ecological risks and impacts: crayfish and gammarids
Long term trends of non-native crayfish in Europe: a meta-analysis
Ismael Soto Almena, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
15:50-16:10 Virtual
Drivers of secondary spread in freshwater invasive species
Jack Daniels, University of Southampton, UK
Do invasive species respond to predators like their native counterparts? Effect of predation-induced stress on native and invasive gammarids
Łukasz Jermacz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, POLAND
Survival, growth, and reproduction: comparison of marbled crayfish with other prominent crayfish invaders under two temperature regimes
Antonín Kouba, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
16:50-17:10 Virtual
The hidden risk of keystone invaders in Canada: a case study using non-indigenous crayfish
Thomas W. Therriault, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, CANADA
Invasive crayfish population densities and expansions in The Netherlands
Fabrice Ottburg, Wageningen Environmental Research, THE NETHERLANDS
C-3 – Elisabeth
Climate change impacts
Climate change alters global biological invasion risk
Justin A.G. Hubbard, University of Toronto Scarborough, CANADA
15:50-16:10 Virtual
Climatic and anthropogenic influence on non-native species population persistence and management
Hannah Tidbury, Cefas, UK
Current and future distribution of the non-native freshwater Chinese pond mussel Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) in Europe
Frank P.L. Collas, Radboud University Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS
16:30-16:50 Virtual
Assessing the complex governance of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes
Federico Holm, University of Michigan, USA
16:50-17:10 Virtual
Assessing Ontario’s vulnerability to aquatic invasive species under climate and human population change
Tim B. Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, CANADA
17:10-17:30 Virtual
Accounting for socio-economic impacts and dispersal routes across jurisdictional boundaries in the prevention of invasive mussel spread in the U.S. Missouri River Basin
Joe Raymond, University of California Davis, USA
D-3 – Boudewijn
Ecological risks and impacts: fishes
Will climate change release the final constraints on the invasion of common carp Cyprinus carpio in Great Britain?
J. Robert Britton, Bournemouth University, UK
Predicting the optimal management strategies for controlling invasive river fishes: an individual-based model approach
Victoria Dominguez Almela, Bournemouth University, UK
Spatiotemporal changes in genetic diversity and structure of a recent fish invasion in eastern North America
Thaïs A. Bernos, University of Toronto Scarborough, CANADA
16:30-16:50 Virtual
The competitive advantage of feeding strategies of invasive Ponto-Caspian gobiids compared to native benthic fish
Nils van Kessel, Bureau Waardenburg, THE NETHERLANDS
Tr-out and about: impacts of aquaculture escapes in a changing world
Ciara L.O. McGlade, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Poster Session & Networking Reception

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.