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Workshop "Alien species in a changing world” programme available!

Workshop "Alien species in a changing world” programme available!

CESAM is organizing a workshop on Alien Species | New date: 7th DecemberAmphitheatre of Department of Materials Engineering and Ceramics (DEMaC), University of Aveiro


9h20 Opening Session

             Ana I. Lillebø


9h30 Session I - Introduction of alien species in the context of global changes

 Alien species at seagrass meadows and associated habitats: concerns and restoration measures to promote biodiversity

             Ana I. Sousa

 Invading the European seas: main pathways of introduction of alien species and their cumulative impacts

             Heliana Teixeira


10h00 Flash presentations

Studying the invasive Asian clam distribution patterns in a semi-artificial drainage catchment
Joana I. Santos, Tânia Vidal, Cristiana Mendes, Ana Ré, Fernando J.M. Gonçalves, Bruno B. Castro, Joana L. Pereira

Ruditapes philippinarum (invasive) and R. decussatus (native) clam species under a scenario of global change: pharmaceutical contamination
Ângela Almeida, Vânia Calisto, Valdemar I. Esteves, Rudolf J. Schneider, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Etelvina Figueira, Rosa Freitas

Can the historical contamination and gender influence the genotoxic responses of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii exposed to a penoxsulam-based herbicide?
Ricardo Costa, Mário Pacheco, Sofia Guilherme

Sustainable management and conservation of semi-natural meadows of the UA Campus and their provided ecosystem services
David da Silva Alves, Paula Maia, Olga Ameixa

Beautiful nightmare: a molecular view of the invasive plant Acacia longifolia
Sara Vicente, Cristina Máguas, Helena Trindade


10h45 Coffee break


11h00 Session II - Invasive alien species: a growing problem for the environment and human wellbeing

Direct and indirect effects of invasive alien plants in forest habitats: implications for management

             Paula Maia

Brave New World: on the prophecies of Charles Elton

             João Carvalho


11h30 Flash presentations

Post-fire plant invasions in Central Portugal forests: a perspective of the impacts and management needs
José Cunha, Carlos Fonseca, Paula Maia

Bioturbation and nutrient cycling of a native and an invasive clam occurring in sympatry in a coastal lagoon
Marta Lobão Lopes, Joana Patrício Rodrigues, Daniel Crespo, Marina Dolbeth, Ricardo Calado, Ana I. Lillebø

Influence of native and non-native forests in the recolonization and resilience of epigeal insect communities in the post-fire
Diogo Nazaré, Miguel Martins, Henrique Pereira dos Santos, António Luís, Olga Ameixa 

Influence of the halophyte Spartina versicolor invasion in the composition of insect communities
Miguel Bastos, Ana I. Sousa, Ana I. Lillebø, Olga Ameixa

The Berlengas black rat (Rattus rattus) and wild-rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): relicts or aliens?
Sofia Gabriel, Pedro Geraldes, Nuno Oliveira, Maria da Luz Mathias


12h15 Lunch


14h00 Session III - Prevention and mitigation of invasive alien species

Underlying factors influencing Harmonia axyridis spread in the Iberian Peninsula

             Olga Ameixa

Management of aquatic invaders: lessons learnt from the Asian clam and the zebra mussel          

             Joana Pereira


14h30 Flash presentations

How can citizen science contribute to the prevention and control of the invasive species Procambarus clarkii?
Inês C. Rosa, Dorinda Rebelo, Sofia Guilherme, Joana L. Pereira

Invasive Plant Species control in Bussaco National Forest: successes, challenges and lessons learnt from the implementation of BRIGHT
Paula Maia, Lísia Lopes, Rosa Pinho

Feeding inhibition in Corbicula fluminea as a valuable endpoint to refine chemical control methods targeted at the fouling pest
Carlos Silva, Bruno Branco Castro, Inês P.E. Macário, Bruno Oliveira, Fernando J.M. Gonçalves, Joana L. Pereira

The use of the invasive Corbicula fluminea as a bioremediation agent of cyanobacterial blooms
Inês P.E. Macário, Carlos Silva, António Anselmo, Daniela de Figueiredo, Fernando J.M. Gonçalves, Joana L. Pereira

Taking advantage of the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea: potential as bioremediation agent of olive oil mill wastewaters
Ana Domingues, Ruth Pereira, Inês C. Rosa, João P. da Costa, Teresa Rocha Santos, Fernando J.M. Gonçalves, Joana L. Pereira

Rodents as biocontrol agents against invasive plant species: Preliminary observations and prospects for future research
Philippe Gil de Mendonça, Paula Maia


15h15 Discussion forum - Invasive alien species beyond the academy

Participating entities: (Doutora Elizabete Marchante, Centre for Functional Ecology, Universidade de Coimbra) 
Administração do Porto de Aveiro (Eng.ª Maria Manuel Cruz)
Associação Bioliving (Doutora Milene Matos)
EDIA - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A. (Eng.ª Ana Ilhéu)
Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (Eng. Paulo Carmo)
Agrupamento de Escolas de Estarreja (Prof. Dorinda Rebelo)

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