7th ESENIAS Workshop

Sofia, Bulgaria, 28 - 30 March 2017

The ESENIAS Conference entitled ‘Networking and regional cooperation towards Invasive Alien Species Prevention and Management in Europe’ will provide a forum for the presentation of multidisciplinary research activities on various topics related to invasive alien species, highlighting the importance of regional cooperation for finding solutions at national, regional and European scale.

Scientific Topics
1. Invasive alien species traits and trends – invasive alien species introductions and spread, biological and ecological characteristics; characteristics of recipient environment; invasive alien species and climate change 2. Vectors and pathways for invasive alien species introductions - trade, transport, horticulture, aquaculture, agriculture, forestry, hunting, etc. 3. The Danube River as invasive alien species corridor – priority species for the Danube Region, impact on threatened species, specificity of biological invasions in Lower, Middle and Upper Danube River sections
4. Invasive alien species impact – environmental impact, impact on ecosystem services, socioeconomic impact and impact on human health; pests and pathogens 5. Invasive alien species prevention and management - early detection and rapid eradication, surveillance systems; risk assessment and horizon scanning; control measures; restoration of damaged ecosystems; education, citizen science, strategies, policy and legislation; IAS networks and information systems, databases, data planning and management.

Important Information
The official language of the conference will be English.
Authors are invited to submit their contributions related to one or more of the scientific topics given above. The scientific presentations will be oral or poster. Each presentation should indicate the most appropriate topic. There will be no limitation of the number of scientific contributions by an author.
All contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the scientific topic and form of presentation (oral/ poster) in case of thematic consideration or timing.
Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in a Book of Abstracts.
The authors are invited to submit full papers for publishing in Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research (TRSER), http://stiinte.ulbsibiu.ro/trser/index.html. A Special Issue (Supplement) of Acta zoologica bulgarica (AZB, with IF), http://www.acta-zoologica-bulgarica.eu/, is planned and more details will be announced later.
All instructions for publishing are available at the corresponding journal websites and at the ESENIAS website www.esenias.org. Only manuscripts prepared according to the instructions, revised (if necessary) according to the review and duly submitted by the deadline will be published.
The registration form can be downloaded from the ESENIAS website www.esenias.org. Please, send your filled form to: esenias2017@gmail.com.
Registration Fee is Not Required!
Abstract Submission
The abstract form can be downloaded from the ESENIAS website www.esenias.org. Abstracts prepared according to the instructions for publishing should be sent to: esenias2017@gmail.com.


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