Invasion Science SIG – Looking ahead in Invasion Science: linking targets and scenarios to policy and management

This event will bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss and share ideas across sectors of invasion science.

The British Ecological Society’s (BES) Invasion Science Special Interest Group is holding its Event of 2024 on Tuesday 18 June 2024 at the Baltic, Newcastle. This event is being held to coincide with the Stakeholder Forum on Non-Native Species hosted by GB NNSS, which will take place the following day at the same location.

The BES Invasion Science one day in-person event will bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss and share ideas between different sectors of invasion science. The day will consist of invited speakers, networking sessions, and lightning talks from researchers and practitioners (from abstract submission).

Invited Speakers

We will announce our invited speakers shortly, please sign up to our mailing list and follow us on twitter at @BESInvasionSci for updates.


Registration for event is now open and will close on 17 May 2024. Please be aware that in requesting a refund you will be reimbursed the event ticket price, subject to our refund policy, but unfortunately you will not be reimbursed the Eventbrite fee.

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Call for abstracts for lighting talks

These will be short talks (~5 minutes). We encourage those working in practical management and policy as well as academic research to submit abstracts for these talks. To submit an abstract, please provide the title of your talk and 5-7 bullet points outlining your research/work in no more than 250 words. Please send abstracts to and include in Subject: ‘Abstract Submission SIG Event’. Deadline for abstract submission is 10 May 2024.

Stakeholder Forum

Participants of the BES event are encouraged to stay on to attend the free GB Stakeholder Forum on Non-native Species on 19 June 2024, which has taken place every year since the publication of the first GB Strategy for Non-native Species in 2008. The Forum provides an opportunity to learn about and engage with the strategic approach being taken to tackle invasive species across GB. Book a place by contacting

Please email: to join the BES Invasion SIG mailing list.

Code of Conduct

The BES code of conduct can be found online at the link below.


Looking forward to seeing you in June!