Invasion Science: Connecting research, management and policy

The emphasis of this symposium will be on connecting people, sharing ideas and building a foundation for better collaboration between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ invasion scientists.

We are excited to be holding our very first BES Invasion Science Group symposium, on  1- 2 November.

The programme will include 3 keynote speakers drawn from different invasion science sectors. We are also offering 12 x 5-minute ‘lightning talk’ slots for oral presentations and an afternoon poster session. The talks and posters will be focused on research that informs invasive species management and/or policy. Talk and poster abstracts can be submitted as part of the registration process.

Workshops

The programme will include two workshop sessions:

  • Workshop 1: Assessing upcoming issues in invasion science – addressing policy needs with research
  • Workshop 2: How to address gaps between pure & applied invasion science

Contact

Wayne Dawson: wayne.dawson@durham.ac.uk
Emily Strange: E.F.Strange@ljmu.ac.uk

Programme

DAY 1: Thursday 1 November

08:30 – 09:30 Arrival and Registration at Charles Darwin House, London
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and introductions
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote Talk
10:15 – 10:45 Lightning talk session 1 (6 x 5 minute presentations)
10:45 – 11:00 Presenter Q and A
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Talk
12:00 – 12:30 Lightning talk session 2 (6 x 5 minute presentations)
12:30 – 12:45 Presenter Q and A
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Workshop 1. Research and policy, group discussions
15:30 – 16:00 Workshop 1. Research and policy, synthesise group discussions
16:00 – 16:15 Round-up of the day; instructions for evening
16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee break
16:30 – 18:30 Poster session
18:30 – Free time for dinner, drinks, pub quiz

DAY 2: Friday 2 November

08:50 – 09:00 Welcome Back
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Talk)
09:30 – 11:00 Workshop 2. How to connect pure and applied invasion science
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Discussion of Workshop 2.
12:00 – 12:10 Goodbye and Thank you, talk and poster prizes
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch and END

 

Registration for this event is now closed.