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2nd International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI 2013)
"Biological Invasions, Ecological Safety and Food Security"

Qingdao, China

23-27 October, 2013


Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered to be one of the most serious challenges to humankind, biodiversity and the environment in the 21st century. In response to the global challenge of IAS, the 1st ICBI (http://www.icbi2009.org/) was successfully held on 2-6 November 2009 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China with more than 500 participants from 44 countries. It developed a strong network of expert scientists and concluded with unanimous support for the "Fuzhou Declaration". It was agreed that the ICBI would be held on a regular basis, at 4-year intervals. An International Expert Committee has been established to provide scientific, technical and policy guidance to make ICBI a stimulating forum for information exchange and innovation ideas for basic research on and management of IAS.


Supported by the International Expert Committee, the 2nd ICBI will be held on 23-27 October 2013 in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. The Congress will continue to facilitate the exchange of cutting edge research and the tracking of technical progress on managing IAS eco-rationally and sustainably. The Congress will also address the gaps between research and field applications, key links between biological invasions, ecological safety and food safety, as well as the relationships between climate change and biological invasions.


The congress sessions will be arranged as follows:


General Sessions:
1. Biological Invasions under Global Change
2. Biological Invasions and Food Biosecurity
3. Pathway and Risk Assessment
4. Invasiveness and Characteristics (Genetic, Phyto-plasticity, Ecological adaptation)
5. Influences of Biotic Interactions in Biological Invasions
6. Impacts on Functions of Ecosystem Services
7. Biocontrol, Genetic Management and Ecological Manipulation of IAS
8. Area-wide Management of Invasive Alien Species in Agriculture
9. Sustainable Management of Invasive Alien Species in Forest


Special Sessions:
10. Increasing the profile of Invasive species science-based approaches in the International policy arena
11. Invasions in Mega-diverse Developing Countries: Scientific and Policy Problems
12. Harmonia axyridis: time for a global collaboration
13. Ragweed: management strategy and global collaboration
14. Freshwater / Marine Invasions, Ecological Threats and Management Strategy (eg. Asian carp, Chinese mitten crab, Red swamp crawfish, Red-eared slider...)
15. Novel interactions in emerging vector borne diseases
16. Invasiveness of bio-fuel plants


For more detailed information, please contact the ICBI Secretariat ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or visit the Congress website (http://www.icbi2013.org).