Invading Pacific oysters: good, bad or ugly?

International workshop on the impacts of invasive Pacific oysters on marine ecosystems at Texel 1-2 November 2017

NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Texel, The Netherlands)
1-2 November 2017
International workshop on the impacts of invasive Pacific oysters on marine ecosystems

Invading Pacific oysters: good, bad or ugly?

Pacific oysters are arguably one of the most prominent invasive species in European coastal waters. While the introduction and spread of the species have been well documented, the full range of impacts on marine ecosystems still remains to be investigated. This workshop will bring together experts in the field to present and discuss recent research on the ecological and evolutionary impacts of the Pacific oyster invasion on the Wadden Sea UNESCO world natural heritage site and other marine ecosystems in Europe. At the same time, the workshop will offer a condensed state-of-the-art overview of oyster impacts for practitioners in nature conservation, management and policy making. The 1 ½ day workshop will consist of presentations by a variety of speakers and there will be the opportunity for further contributions in a dedicated poster session.

For more information about fee and registration see the workshop flyer.

Registration deadline is 22nd of October 2017.