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Third International Congress on Biological Invasions open for registrations

Third International Congress on Biological Invasions open for registrations

17 July 2017 - Registration for the third International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI), which takes place on 19-23 November 2017 in Hangzhou, China, is now open. Following CABI’s involvement in the two previous highly successful ICBIs in 2009 and 2013, which attracted more than 800 participants from over 40 countries, the organisation is both co-sponsoring and co-chairing ICBI 2017.

ICBI 2017 will provide a forum for the presentation of scientific developments in the management of invasive alien species (IAS). With the theme of ‘Building capacity to manage biological invasions and facilitate trade’, the conference provides an exciting opportunity for all those involved in tackling invasive alien species to meet and exchange knowledge and ideas.

A packed programme across five days will see eight sessions and two satellite meetings take place addressing cutting-edge topics such as big data, genomics and climate change. A selection of original, peer-reviewed abstracts will also be presented during the congress, submissions for which are invited before the deadline of 20 September 2017.

In particular the event will focus on IAS management research challenges at regional, national and international levels, on facilitating capacity building for IAS management and on removing barriers to accelerating regional and international trade.

CABI’s CEO Dr Trevor Nicholls is the co-chair of ICBI 2017, together with Dr Wu Kong-Ming, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Dr Chen Jian-Ping, President of Zhenjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, whose two organisations plus Zhenjiang University also join CABI as co-sponsors of the event.

“Providing the knowledge and expertise to tackle biological invasions is at the heart of CABI’s work across the globe,” explained Dr Nicholls. “We’ve been studying invasive species for over 100 years and developing effective approaches to tackle the biggest threats. This opportunity to co-chair ICBI 2017, and help shape the conversation on biological invasions is an honour, and I’m delighted CABI is involved. It’s a unique and valuable opportunity for us to share knowledge and exchange ideas for the benefit of livelihoods, biodiversity and food production worldwide.”

Registrations for ICBI 2017 can be made via the ICBI website www.icbi2017.org

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