Invasion Science SIG Meeting 2020




Invasion Science SIG meeting 2020

Exploring the use of tech and behaviour in invasion science


We are excited to be holding our 2nd BES Invasion Science Group meeting focusing on technology and behaviour change!

After the success of our first meeting, we decided this year to focus on three key areas in invasion science: the role of new technologies and innovation, social behaviour change and an early career researcher workshop, which will explore career paths inside and outside of academia in the world of invasion science.

These topics will be addressed through three half-day workshops with 3 keynote speakers, twelve 5-minute ‘lightning talk’ timeslots for oral presentations, and an afternoon poster session. Talks and posters from all aspects of invasion science research are welcome. Presenters must register for the meeting for their abstracts to be accepted: please find our programme and abstract submission information below.

Preliminary Programme

DAY 1: Thursday 2 April

13:30 – 14:30 Arrival and Registration at Northumbria University
14:30 – 14:45 Welcome and Introductions

Session: Technology and Innovation
14:45 – 15:15 Keynote talk Dr. Elias Symeonakis
15:15 – 15:45 Lightning talk session 1 (6 x 5 minute presentations)
15:45 – 16:00 Presenter Q and A
16:00 – 16:15 Tea/coffee break
16:15 – 17:00 Workshop 1: New technology and innovation [group discussions]
17:00 – 17:30 Workshop 1: New technology and innovation [synthesise group discussions]
17:30 – 18:30 Instructions for evening, Poster session
18:30 – Free for dinner, drinks, pub quiz

DAY 2: Friday 3 April

Session: Early Career Researchers
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome back
09:30 –10:45 Workshop 2. ECR [skills workshop]
10:45 – 11:15 Tea/coffee break
11:15 – 12:00 Workshop 2. ECR [group discussions]
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Session: Behaviour and policy
13:00 – 13:30 Keynote talk Lucy Cornwell
13:30 – 14:15 Workshop 3. Policy and behaviour [group discussions]
14:15 – 14:45 Tea/coffee break
14:45 – 15:15 Workshop 3. Policy and behaviour [synthesise group discussions]
15:15 – 15:30 Goodbye and Thank you, talk and poster prizes

There will be prizes for the best oral and poster presentation given by early career researchers.

Abstract Submission

We welcome delegates and abstracts working on any aspect of invasion science. If you would like to give an oral or poster presentation at this meeting, please submit the presenter name, presentation title (12 words maximum), and an abstract (100 words maximum) in one word document, to by 23:59 (GMT) Monday 2 March.

We aim to notify you of the outcome of your abstract submission by the end of Tuesday 3 March. Note that we are limited to 12 x 5 minute oral presentations.


Registration is now closed.

Please email if you have further questions. Click ‘More information’ for a preliminary programme.

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We look forward to meeting you all!

The BES Invasion Science Team.