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Sixth International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions

Location: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon USA
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2009-08-24    
End Date: 2009-08-27

Event Description:
The Sixth International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions will be held at Portland State University (Oregon, USA) from 24-27 August 2009.

Entitled "Marine Bioinvaders: Agents of Change in a Changing World", the conference organizers encourage you to submit abstract to any of the following general themes:

1) Ecological and evolutionary impacts
2) How changing global conditions, including climate, will influence bioinvasions
3) Predicting the scale and diversity of invasions
4) Measuring and/or predicting spread on regional and global scales
5) Invasion patterns over time and space: does the past predict the future?
6) Detection, identification, and tracking-to-origin capabilities
7) Management, rapid response, eradication, and restoration
8) Recreational vessels as vectors of invasive species
9) Education and outreach: is the message reaching the right audience?

Special sessions for invited presenters include:

A) Advances in detection?with a focus on the development of molecular tools for detection and monitoring
B) Green crab management and ecology
C) Lionfish?causes of invasion, consequences, solutions
D) Propagule Pressure

Please note abstracts can be submitted at the conference website until 31 March 2009.

If you are an early-career participant (graduate student nearing completion or post-doctoral researcher) and would like your abstract to be considered for a travel award please indicate so on your abstract submission form . At present, we can offer partial support ~ approximately $500 USD. Because some awards are region-specific, don't forget to indicate the country in which you work.

Conference announcement suitable for posting can be found here:

Contact email: 

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:
Scientific Steering Committee:
Mark Sytsma, Meeting Host, Portland State University, USA
Jeb Byers, University of Georgia, USA
Jeff Crooks, Tijuana River NERR, USA
Lisa Drake, SAIC/Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Anders Jelmert, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Yoon Lee, National Fisheries R&D Institute, Busan, South Korea
Whitman Miller, Smithsonian Institution, USA
Henn Ojaveer, Estonian Marine Institute
Gil Rilov, Oregon State University, USA, and University of Haifa, Israel
Thomas Therriault, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Chela Zabin, Smithsonian Institution and University of California-Davis, USA
Judith Pederson, MIT Sea Grant College Program, USA
Jim Carlton, Williams College, USA

The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Aquatic Bioinvasions Research and Policy Institute at Portland State University (PSU)
National Sea Grant College Program

Website url:

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by wardappeltans on 2009-02-13 and approved by webmaster