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International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species - ICAIS 2022

18-22 April 2022 in Oostende, Belgium and online

International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, ICAIS 2022,
April 18-22, 2022 in Oostende, Belgium.

The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, ICAIS 2022,  is co-hosted by the Netherland’s Office for Risk Assessment & Research (NVWA/BuRO) and Belgium’s Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), with the support of Canada’s Invasive Species Centre, the ICAIS Secretariat.

ICAIS 2022 will be a hybrid event with in-person aspects held at the Thermae Palace Hotel, Oostende, Belgium and virtual aspects live online through an integration platform

Early registration deadline 14 januari 2022

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Bella Galil
Some like it hot – Erythraean bioinvasions into the Mediterranean Sea
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 13:30 – 14:15

Prof. Dr. Gordon H. Copp
Risk analysis of non-native aquatic species – the challenge of assessing and predicting invasiveness potential across geographical and linguistic expanses
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 14:15 – 15:00

Prof. Dr. Katja Philippart
Cumulative effects of climate change and invasive species on productivity of coastal marine ecosystems
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 13:15 – 14:00

Dr. Melina Kourantidou
Unpacking economic costs of aquatic invasive species: evidence from the InvaCost database
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 14:00 – 14:45

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Côté
Multifaceted repercussions of a marine predator invasion
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 13:15 – 14:00

Douglas A. Jensen
AIS outreach in a changing climate
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 14:00 – 14:45

Kevin Smith
The role for IUCN in addressing invasive alien species
Friday, April 22, 2022, 10:40 – 11:25