Tech and Behaviour Solutions in Invasion Science

Join us at Northumbria University, Newcastle, for a 1.5-day event exploring how tech and behaviour can be harnessed to tackle invasive species

After the success of our 1st Invasion Science meeting, our 2nd meeting will focus on three key areas: the role of new technologies, behaviour change and building a career in invasion science.

Monitoring and managing invasive species requires many tools, to both measure and limit their spread. This 2nd meeting of the BES Invasion Science SIG will explore how tools such as drones and remote sensing can be applied to monitor and manage invasions, and what the limits of these tools are. We will also discuss ways in which we can change people’s behaviour in order to reduce the risk of spreading invasive species through their activities.

We have the following confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Dr Elias Symeonakis (Manchester Metropolitan University) will show how drones can be used to study invasive species
  • Lucy Cornwell (GB Non-Native Species Secretariat- Animal & Plant Health Agency) will discuss how we can change people’s behaviour to better manage invasions

Abstract Submission

In addition to our keynotes, we will hold workshops exploring tech, behaviour, and early careers in invasion science and there will be an opportunity to present your work as a ‘lightning’ talk or as a poster. Talks and posters from all aspects of invasion science research are welcome.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to Midday (BST), Thursday 24 October. Please send abstracts to


  • Non-BES members: £75 (plus booking fee)
  • BES members: £65 (plus booking fee)
  • Student NON-BES members: £70 (plus booking fee)
  • Student BES members: £60 (plus booking fee)

Please email if you have further questions. Click ‘Register here’ for a preliminary programme.

Register here

We look forward to meeting you all!

The BES Invasion Science Team.