For the Post-Conference version of the Final Program and Abstracts of presentations
April 26, 2013
The introduction and spread of invasive species in freshwater and marine environments is a worldwide problem that is increasing in frequency.
There are various pathways by which non-indigenous invertebrate, fish, and plant species are introduced, become established and cause significant damage to coastal and freshwater ecosystems, and to the economies that depend upon them. Next to habitat loss, invasive species are considered the greatest threat to native biodiversity.