2022 Conference Countdown
The introduction and spread of invasive alien species (IAS) have had dramatically negative
ecological and economic impacts worldwide. Following habitat loss, IAS are the greatest
threat to native biological diversity. New species are usually introduced to novel
environments with the aim of food utilization, ornamental and sportive fishing, as a result of
either accidentally or unauthorized translocations. Increasing number of studies on
successful alien species that are becoming invasive have clearly revealed negative impacts of
these species on native/endemic species, ecosystem structure and services. These studies
have universally focused on understanding impact mechanism of non-native species,
establishing early detection systems, assessing invasiveness risks and proposing
Since trade, technology and production techniques that have taken place much faster and more effectively in recent years, and the effects of climate change, IAS have become an important problem all over the world which are one of the important issues to be considered for Turkey, which is in a geographically unique and fragile position. For this reason, many researches have been carried out in recent years regarding the existence, detection, risk assessment and effects of IAS on the ecosystem in our country, and meetings have been held regarding this. However, combating such global problems is possible with international cooperation and the creation of national legal infrastructures. The European Union has published the 1143/2014 regulation for combating invasive alien species in terrestrial and aquatic environments and requested the necessary studies to be carried out for the harmonization of candidate and member countries with this regulation.
Hence, we cordially invite you to the international conference entitled ‘Invasive alien species threat: from theory to practice’, which will be organized as one of the activities of EU based Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) II project entitled ‘Addressing of invasive alien species threats in terrestrial areas and inland waters in Turkey’ between 19-21 September 2022 in Ankara, Turkey. We believe that the outcomes of this conference will be very useful for anybody who is interested in invasive species in institutes, universities, ministries and non-governmental organizations.
Looking forward to seeing you in Ankara,
Prof.Dr Ali Serhan TARKAN
On behalf of the organizing committee
- The conference will be organised as a hybrid event.The official language of the conference is English.
- A simultaneous translation service will be provided as Turkish and English.
- There is no fee for registration if you want attend to conference; but you need to send motivation letter to the email firstname.lastname@example.org After your application is approved, zoom link will be shared.
- Accommodation, transportation and food expenses of those who want to participate to conference physically will be covered.
- There will be no limitation of the number of scientific contributions by an author. All contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and they reserve the right to decide form of presentation (oral/poster) in case of scope of the presentation or timing.
- The accommodation, transportation and food expenses of the oral speakers, whose abstracts are accepted and want to attend the conference physically, will be covered.
- Abstract papers should be prepared according to the abstract template must be at least 200 words and at most 700 words. Papers prepared without using the template and without following the word count will not be evaluated.
- You can submit your paper prepared according to the template by 5 September 2022 at the latest in doc/word format to email@example.com
- You can download the abstract template by clicking on it.
- Power-Point, 15 minutes (5 minutes Q&A).
- Presentations should include information focusing on the essence of the study, rather than general expressions known by everyone.
- The speaker is responsible for the proper operation of the software and hardware (Camera, microphone, presentation file etc.) for the Zoom system.
- The session program and zoom link will be shared when technical arrangement is finished.
- The attendees name must be entered as "Speaker Name_ Surname_Affiliation" in Zoom on the presentation day.
- Presentation text will be prepared in English. You can access the presentation template here
- Max. 80 x 120 cm – All posters should be sent to Scientific Committee’s review at least one week before the conference.
- Posters presenters should focus on graphs and small tables and avoid excessive text.
19-21 September 2022
Deadline for Abstract Submission
5 September 2022
Acceptance of abstracts:
9 September 2022
Deadline for Registration:
15 September 2022
Please click here to view the program.
- Ecological risks and impacts
- Best practices for management
- Ecosystem services
- Pathways and vectors: organisms in trade
- Education and Outreach
- Resilience of ecosystems
- Monitoring tools for management
- Control tools for management
- Data tools for management
- Climate change impacts
- Genetic tools for monitoring
- Collaborating across borders
Meet Our Keynote Speakers
University of Lodz,
Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection
Invasional meltdown: nightmare or promise?
Bournemouth University,United Kingdom/Department of Life &Environmental Sciences,
Faculty of Science & Technology
Ecology,management and policy implications of alien fish invasions originating in recreational fisheries in Great Britain
Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt/ Department of River Ecology and Conservation Senckenberg
The InvaCost project from giving birth to the first public database on the costs of invasive alien species to growing a global network of invasion biologists
University of Leeds/ Faculty of Biological Sciences
Incorporating context dependency into impact assessments
Harran University Department of Plant Protection, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Sicyos angulatus invasion in the Black Sea region: What we have learnt so far?
University of Palermo Postdoctoral Research Fellow Laboratory of Ecology Department of Earth and Marine Sciences
Invasive gelatinous zooplankt on: large blooms or silent invasion, what challenges for aquatic socio-ecosystems?
María Carmen Garrigós
University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain/ Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition & Food Sciences
Invasive plant and algae species biomass as a potential source of bioactive compounds
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi/ Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection
Comparing strategy of Turkey on invasive alien species with the European approaches
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA/ Scientific Institute of Translational Genomics
The challenges and new opportunities for DNA-based biomonitoring of aquatic invasive species
University of Palermo, Italy/ Department of Earth and Marine Sciences
Functional-SDM as a combined approach to non- indigenous species risk Assessment
Ghent University, Belgium/ Department of Biology, Terrestrial Ecology Unit
Invasive ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri): causes and consequences
Susana Saavedra Cruz
Invasive Bird Management, Canary Islands- Spain, IUCN/ISSG Member
Kramer Parakeet elimination and how to avoid human conflict. Lessons learned
University of California/ Long Marine Laboratory, Island Conservation & Ecology Group
Restoring freshwater biodiversity through the eradication of aquatic invasive alien species
Alfonso Jiménez Migallón
University of Alicante, Analytical Chemistry and Food Science and Technology
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University,Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Effective management and control practices for aquatic alien species
Biodiversity Centre of the Finnish Environment Institute
Invasıve alien species in Finland:Engaging the public for a nationwide fight
Director of Natural Environment Centre, Finland
Vulnerability of ecosystems in different biogeographical zones due to risks related IAS
- President: Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan- Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
- Prof. Dr. Ahmet Uludağ- Çanakkale University
- Prof. Dr. Ayşe Pınar Öztopcu Vatan- Eskişehir Osmangazi University
- Dr. Ayşegül İliker-DAI
- Dr. Bilgenur Baloğlu- USC Keck School of Medicine, USA
- Prof. Dr. Cumali Özaslan- Dicle University
- Prof. Dr. Dinçer Ayaz- Ege University
- Dr. Edmundas Greimas-DAI
- Dr. Josie South- Leeds University
- Prof. Dr. Kamil Coşkunçelebi- Karadeniz Technical University
- Prof. Dr. Kerim Çiçek- Ege University
- Doç Dr. Karolina Bacela Spychalska- Lodz University
- Doç Dr. Kiraz Erciyas Yavuz- Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi
- Prof. Dr. Mari Carmen- Alicante University
- Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu- Eskişehir Osmangazi University
- Dr. Petri Ahlroth-SYKE
- Dr. Phillip J. Haubrock- Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt
- Prof. Dr. Robert Britton- Bournemouth University
- Prof. Dr. Salih Terzioğlu- Karadeniz Technical University
- Elif Deniz Ülker
- Seda Gürleyik