10h00 – 13h30: Registration & Poster placement

12h15 – 13h30: Lunch

14h00 – 14h30: Opening session
Nuno Ferrand (Scientific Coordinator of CIBIO-InBIO, Director of BIOPOLIS), Joana Vicente (Invasion Science Group Leader) and Sara Lobão (Vice-president of Vila do Conde Municipal Council)

Session 1: From genes to ecosystems

Session chair: Pedro Naves / OC Support: Rita Bastos

14h30 – 14h40: Ecological impacts may change along an invasion gradient: the possible role of the intra-population level
Ronaldo Sousa, Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, University of Minho (Portugal) 

14h40 – 14h50: – Off the beaten track: pathways of introduction of an invasive alien slipper limpet in Portugal
Maria Beatriz Santos, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal)

14h50 – 15h00: Colonisation and invasion history of Mus musculus in Cabo Verde
Lara Almeida, CIBIO, BIOPOLIS, University of Porto (Portugal)

15h00 – 15h10: When bugs become pests: Does the genetic load matter for invading species?
Barbara Porro, ISA, INRAE, Université Côte d’Azur, Sophia Antipolis (France) 

15h10-15h20: Niche partitioning and dispersal as mechanisms behind coexistence: native amphibians and an invasive crayfish in western France
Eric J. Petit, INRAE, Rennes (France) 

15h20-15h30: The effects of alien aquatic plants on freshwater communities in Tuscany (Italy)
Sara Forni, Department of Biology, University of Florence (Italy) 

15h30-15h40: Application of eDNA Metabarcoding for Invasive Species Detection in the Aquatic Environment: A Case Study of the Tagus Basin
Sofia Batista, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE), University of Lisbon, (Portugal) 

15h40-16h10: Coffee break

Session 2: From ecosystems to society (PART I)
Session chair: Angelica Crottini / OC Support: Eva Malta Pinto

16h10- 16h30: And they keep coming: Non-native insects and mites affecting Europe´s agriculture and forests
Pedro Naves, Acarological Laboratory, INIAV (Portugal) 

16h30-16h40: Real-time forecasting the visual detectability of invasive species
César Capinha, Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território–IGOT, University of Lisbon (Portugal) 

16h40-16h50: What do people know about aquatic invasive alien species’ impacts?
Filipe Banha, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE), University of Évora (Portugal) 

16h50-17h00: Habitat adequability of non-native freshwater decapods in South America: a preliminary approach
Mafalda Gama, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE), University of Évora (Portugal)

After sessions – Poster walking

Session 3: IPBES IAS Assessment
Session chair: Bernd Lenzner / OC Support: Catarina Teixeira

10h00 – 10h20: Behind the scenes: the IPBES Thematic Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control
Tanara Truong, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) (Japan)

10h20 – 10h40: Key findings from the Thematic Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control of IPBES
Helen Roy, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK)

10h40 – 10h50: Being a fellow and a mentor in the Thematic Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control of IPBES
Joana Vicente, Bernd Lenzner, Helen Roy

10h50-11h20: Coffee break

Session 4: From ecosystems to society (PART II)
Session chair: Tanara Truong / OC Support: Nuno Mouta

11h20 – 11h50: The decisions we take: Understanding biological invasion futures through scenarios
Bernd Lenzner, Division of Bioinvasions, Global Change, Macroecology at the University of Vienna (Austria)

11h50 – 12h00: Invasive and zoonotic species predominate in the global wildlife trade
Jérôme Gippet, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

12h00 – 12h10: Introduction bias and introduction debt in Australia’s alien tree flora: characteristics of past and future introductions
Angela Bartlett, Department of Geography, King’s College London (UK) 

12h10 – 12h20: Pathways for accidental biocontrol: the human-mediated dispersal of insect predators and parasitoids
Gyda Fenn-Moltu, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) 

12h20 – 14h00: Lunch + Poster walking

Session 5: From ecosystems to society (PART III)
Session chair: Cláudia Fernandes / OC Support: Ana Sofia Cardoso

14h00-14h10: Non-indigenous plants in the Azores: how far from the 10% rule?
Luís Silva, CIBIO, BIOPOLIS, University of Azores (Portugal)

14h10-14h20: Management of invasive Australian Acacia species in the Iberian Peninsula
Elizabete Marchante,  Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

14h20-14h30: Invasive alien species and pathogens: insights on the state of the art, challenges and opportunities
Riccardo Scalera, IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group

14h30-14h40: Using Acacia longifolia biomass to improve soils: another perspective on invasive plants
Joana Jesus, FCUL & cE3C, Lisbon (Portugal) 

14h40-14h50: Obama nungara’s invasion (Platyhelminthes: Geoplanidae) and population dynamics in metropolitan France and its impact on earthworm communities
Shanèze Noël, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Science of Paris, Université Paris Est Créteil (France) 

14h50-15h00: Modelling the effects of climate change on the risk of expansion of seven invasive plant species in oceanic islands (Azores)
Lurdes Borges Silva, CIBIO, BIOPOLIS, University of Azores (Portugal)

15h00-15h30: Coffee break

Session 6: From ecosystems to society (PART IV)
Session chair: Andrea Botelho / OC Support: Lurdes Borges Silva

15h30-15h40: Detection of two alien Ludwigia species in Portugal: is eradication (still) an achievable goal
Jael Palhas, Center for Functional Ecology, Coimbra (Portugal) 

15h40-15h50: Invaders in the Horizon: Towards supporting the implementation of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation in Greece
Angeliki (Kelly) Martinou, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus)

15h50-16h00: Vegetative growth and leaf traits in the invasive grass Cortaderia selloana
Jaime Fagúndez, Universidade da Coruña (Spain)

16h00-16h10: Assessing the effectiveness of biodegradable materials for controlling Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in Guimarães (Portugal)
Ana Pinheira, Laboratório da Paisagem, Guimarães (Portugal)

16h10-16h20: Presentation of book: Wattles – Australian Acacia Species Around the World
Elizabete Marchante, Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

After sessions: Poster walking

18h00-19h00: Open public session to society (in Portuguese) | Sessão aberta ao público (em Portugues)

Com a participação de:
Joana Vicente (Líder grupo investigação InvasionS BIOPOLIS CIBIO),
Elizabete Marchante (Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra & invasoras.pt),
Isabel Sousa Pinto (Líder grupo de investigação COASTAL BIODIVERSITY, CIIMAR),
Elsa Santos (Professora Agrupamento de Escolas D. Pedro IV Vila do Conde),
Raquel Ribeiro (Centro Ciência Viva Vila do Conde),
Fernanda Órfão (Arquiteta, Técnica superior da Câmara Municipal de Vila do Conde & Presidente do Conselho Diretivo da PPRLVC e ROM),
Ana Sofia VazModeradora (BIOPOLIS CIBIO)

19h30-22h00: Social dinner

Session 7: From ecosystems to society (PART V)
Session chair: Luís Reino / OC Support: Patrícia Pinto

10h00 – 10h20: Invasion culturomics and iEcology: emerging fields in the Age of Internet
Ivan Jaric, University of Paris-Saclay (France)

10h20 – 10h30: Don’t touch the invasives! How human perception can influence environmental management
Silvana Munzi, Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, University of Lisbon (Portugal) 

10h30 – 10h40: Bridging Local Knowledge and Biological Invasions: Assessing the Distribution and Impact of the Signal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a protected area
Janeide Padilha, Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), University of Minho (Portugal) 

10h40 – 10h50: Vulnerable demographic groups benefit from an invasive snail in São Tomé Island (central Africa)
Martina Panisi, CIBIO, BIOPOLIS, University of Porto (Portugal)

10h50 – 11h00: Azorean ecosystems under threat: managing the invasion of Rugulopteryx okamurae and looking ahead
João Faria, CIBIO, BIOPOLIS, University of Azores (Portugal)

11h00-11h30: Coffee break

Session 8: From ecosystems to society (PART VI)
Session chair: Ivan Jaric / OC Support: Cristina Lima

11h30 – 11h40: First data on Portuguese populations of the freshwater invasive snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Ana Luísa Machado, CESAM, University of Aveiro, (Portugal)

11h40 – 11h50: A dynamic model to predict biocontrol effectiveness of Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae against Acacia longifolia
Catarina Afonso, CEF, ISA, Associate Laboratory TERRA, University of Lisbon, (Portugal) 

11h50 – 12h00: The post-release monitoring of Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae in Portugal: Eight years of challenges and achievements
Francisco A. López-Núñez, Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

12h00 – 12h10: Comparing the impacts of Carpobrotus spp. and Opuntia stricta on plant and invertebrate communities in small Mediterranean islands
Michele Mugnai, University of Florence (Italy)

12h10 – 12h20: Environmental education and woody invasive plants of the genus Acacia: the Portuguese case study
Tiago Reis, CEABN-InBIO, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Portugal)

12h20 – 12h30: Dealing with aliens in the Anthropocene: the trilemma of exotic species management
Pedro Bingre, Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra (Portugal) & Luís Reino, CIBIO, BIOPOLIS (Portugal)

12h30 – 13h30: Lunch

14h00 – 16h30: Mindelo Natural Reserve Guided Tour (with coffee break) * – read more about this trip here

* Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes, suitable for light rain.
In the event of very bad weather, the field trip will be canceled.

> BOOK OF ABSTRACTS <

Helen Roy

MBE Hon, FRES & Professor. Ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Her research focuses on the effects of environmental change, particularly biological invasions, on biodiversity and ecosystems. Helen leads many collaborative national and international research projects on biological invasions with a focus on enhancing information to inform understanding of the impacts of invasive alien species. Helen also enjoys science communication and public engagement with research, which led to her interest in citizen science; an approach that she has implemented in a number of contexts perhaps notably the collaborative studies she has led alongside volunteers to track the spread of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis and other alien species. Helen leads a Defra-funded project to produce a comprehensive information portal on non-native species in Great Britain, which also includes annual reports on status and trends of invasive alien species and the development of an alert system for people to report sightings of concern. Over the last few years, she has had the privilege of working with the UK Overseas Territories to predict and prioritise invasive non-native species. Her research on invasive non-native species has received international recognition and she is currently one of the co-chairs for a thematic assessment of invasive alien species for the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Bernd Lenzner

Macroecologist and terrestrial ecologist at the Division of Bioinvasions, Global Change, Macroecology at the University of Vienna

He has a strong interest in invasion science, biodiversity change and scenario research including interdisciplinary research at the biodiversity, society and policy interface. Currently, Bernd continues to work on past and future trends of biodiversity patterns and on how environmental, socio-economicand societal drivers interact from a systemic point of view using scenario approaches. In addition he is also involved in the IPBES Invasives Alien Species Assessment and conducts work related to the CBD Global Biodiversity Framework and the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development.He has a strong interest in invasion science, biodiversity change and scenario research including interdisciplinary research at the biodiversity, society and policy interface. Currently, Bernd continues to work on past and future trends of biodiversity patterns and on how environmental, socio-economicand societal drivers interact from a systemic point of view using scenario approaches. In addition he is also involved in the IPBES Invasives Alien Species Assessment and conducts work related to the CBD Global Biodiversity Framework and the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development.He has a strong interest in invasion science, biodiversity change and scenario research including interdisciplinary research at the biodiversity, society and policy interface. Currently, Bernd continues to work on past and future trends of biodiversity patterns and on how environmental, socio-economicand societal drivers interact from a systemic point of view using scenario approaches. In addition he is also involved in the IPBES Invasives Alien Species Assessment and conducts work related to the CBD Global Biodiversity Framework and the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development.

Tanara Renard Truong

IPBES Assessment Coordinator

Tanara is an environmental engineer, with expertise in ecology and political sciences. She has contributed to this field through her work for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). She is the coordinator of the IPBES thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control, as part of its technical support unit hosted by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Previously, Tanara worked for the UNESCO programme on Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems and also contributed to the work of the technical support unit of the IPBES Task Force on Indigenous and local knowledge (hosted by UNESCO).

Ivan Jaric

Junior Professor at the University of Paris-Saclay in France, and researcher at the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Ivan has a wide range of research interests, including species extinctions and extinction risk assessments, biological invasions, development of novel model-based risk assessment approaches, and social aspects of conservation science. He is also involved in conservation culturomics and iEcology, two emerging research areas focused on the use of digital data and culturomics tools within the fields of ecology and conservation science. His recent work also focused on concepts of species charisma, flagship individuals, and the societal extinction of species.

Pedro Naves

Responsible for INIAV´s Acarological Laboratory

Pedro Naves has a PhD in Biology (FCUL, Lisboa), being the technical responsible for INIAV´s Acarological Laboratory and working as a scientific researcher in the fields of plant protection, pest control, and taxonomy of agricultural and forest insect and mite pest, including exotic invasive species. Responsible for the detection of 12 non-native insect and mite species in Portugal. Author and co-author of scientific publications, including chapters in scientific/technical books, papers in indexed scientific journals, technical publications, and scientific reviewer of international journals. Other activities include training, technical and scientific assistance, consulting, organization of events, and education, including lecture of classes and supervision of Thesis.

Students 

  • BIOPOLIS – CIBIO or University of Montpellier: Free
  • Other institutions: 15 EUR

Researchers and other participants

  • BIOPOLIS – CIBIO or University of Montpellier: 25 EUR
  • Other institutions: 100 EUR
 
Fees include: Lunch and coffee breaks
Conference dinner: Additional fee of 20 EUR

Students 

  • BIOPOLIS – CIBIO or University of Montpellier: Free
  • Other institutions: 30 EUR

Researchers and other participants

  • BIOPOLIS – CIBIO or University of Montpellier: 50 EUR
  • Other institutions: 150 EUR
 
Fees include: Lunch and coffee breaks
Conference dinner: Additional fee of 20 EUR

Students 

  • BIOPOLIS – CIBIO or University of Montpellier: 30 EUR
  • Other institutions: 45 EUR

Researchers and other participants

  • BIOPOLIS – CIBIO or University of Montpellier: 75 EUR
  • Other institutions: 175 EUR
 
Fees include: Lunch and coffee breaks
Conference dinner: Additional fee of 30 EUR