Alien Species in the Holarctic

5th International Symposium on Biological Invasions

( Borok -V, 2017 )

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Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the Fifth International Symposium, "Alien Species in the Holarctic: Borok V", to be held in September, 25-30, 2017 (tentative venue: Uglich, Yaroslavl Province, Russia). Since the second half of the 20th century alien species have been spreading and affecting terrestrial and aquatic, natural and anthropogenic ecosystems. The main goals of the Symposium are:
  1. Consolidation of efforts to study the processes of how alien plant and animal species spread in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems;
  2. Exchange of information on the vectors, causes, scales, and directions of species spread; changes in their properties in new aquatic and terrestrial habitats;
  3. Assessment of the role of the alien species in the transformation of endemic communities; evaluation of social and economic consequences of biological invasions as well as development of risk assessment approaches;
  4. Discussion of issues related to terminology, theory of species spread and study methods.

Topics of presentations: :
  1. Spatial and temporal dynamics of biological invasions in the Holarctic: 1) invasions in marine ecosystems; 2) invasions in freshwater ecosystems; 3) invasions in terrestrial ecosystems.
  2. Genetic and evolutionary aspects of biological invasions.
  3. Impact of alien species on endemic species and communities.
  4. Role of global climatic and anthropogenic factors in the processes of biological invasions.
  5. Information systems for monitoring invasion processes; mathematical modeling of the processes related to invasion of alien species.
Program of the Symposium will include “Round Tables” with lectures delivered by the leading scientists on the following topics:
  1. Alien species in urban environment;
  2. Social and economic aspects of the processes of biological invasions;
  3. Management of biological invasions: risk assessment, prioritization, prevention and control.
Uglich is an ancient city located on the Volga River (the Uglich Reservoir), approximately 200 km northeast of Moscow, 97 km west of Yaroslavl and 90 km south of Borok (IBIW RAS). Uglich is deservedly called one of the “Pearls” of the Russian “Golden Ring” which comprises the cities and towns famous as historical, cultural and spiritual nuclei of the Russian nation.