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Institute for agricultural and fisheries research

VLIZ

KBIN

Marine Biology - Ghent University

Programme

Wednesday 20 November 2013

12h00 Registration and coffee

Welcome and introduction
12h30 Opening speech

Johan Vande Lanotte, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Consumers and North Sea, Belgium

13h00 Non-indigenous species from a scientific point of view
           Arjan Gittenberger,GiMaRIS, Leiden University and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Netherlands

Session 1: “What is the reason of their success and what are their vectors”
13h30
Introduction on session 1:

The ongoing hardening of the coasts, an ecosystem altering mechanism favouring non-indigenous species. The example of the Southern North Sea.
Francis Kerckhof, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium

14h15 Coffee break

15h00 Presentations selected from the submitted abstracts

15h40 Closure



Thursday 21 November 2013

8h30 Registration

Session 2: “Structural biodiversity”
9h00 Introduction on session 2:

Dispersal of and connectivity between marine populations – thoughts on (non-) indigenous species.
Filip Volckaert, University of Leuven, Belgium

9h30 Presentations selected from the submitted abstracts

10h50 Coffee break

Session 3: “What are the threats for environment, economy and security?”
11h20 Introduction on session 3:

The multiple costs of invasive alien species
Patrick ten Brink, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), Belgium

11h50 Presentations selected from the submitted abstracts

  • Monitoring of alien species at nuclear power plants in Sweden
    Björn Fagerholm, Institute of Coastal Research, Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Jellypress & jellyperception
    Sofie Vandendriessche, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Animal Sciences Unit, Aquatic Environment and Quality, Bio-environmental Research Group, Belgium
  • NE Atlantic islands susceptibility to MNIS
    Joana Micael, CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, InBIO Laboratório Associado, Pólo dos Açores, Universidade dos Açores, Portugal

12h50 Lunch

Session 4: “Functional biodiversity”
13h50 Introduction on session 4:

Invasive species in marine food webs: their key to success?
Marleen De Troch, Marine Biology section Ghent University, Belgium

14h20 Presentations selected from the submitted abstracts

15h20 Coffee break

Session 5: “Assessing the risks of non-indigenous species”
15h50 Introduction on session 5:

Risks of introducing non-indigenous species by shellfish transfer
Jeroen Wijsman, Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies Wageningen (IMARES), the Netherlands

16h20 Presentations selected from the submitted abstracts

17h20 Closure

18h30 Conference dinner (Thermae Palace)



Friday 22 November 2013

8h30 Registration

Session 6: “Control and early warning systems”
9h00 Introduction on session 6:

Building knowledge for invasive species policy and management: the need for collaborative learning between actors
Sonia Vanderhoeven, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Belgium

9h30 Presentations selected from the submitted abstracts

10h50 Coffee break

Session 7: “Non-indigenous species, are there opportunities?”
11h20 Introduction on session 7:

Live king crab export from Norway - and optimal market utilization based on international trend and tradition
Svein Ruud, NorwayKingCrab, Norway

11h50 Presentations selected from the submitted abstracts

12h10 Closing speech
Bart Naeyaert, Deputy Province of West Flanders responsible for agriculture and fisheries; integrated water management; infrastructure and legal matters, Belgium

12h40 Closure

Lunch pack is foreseen at the registration.

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