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Conference 2013: Mediterranean marine biodiversity in view of climate change and the invasion of alien species

Event Date: 
Mon, 2013-10-07 09:00 - Wed, 2013-10-09 20:00

The Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) announces the conference on “Mediterranean marine biodiversity in view of climate change and the invasion of alien species” to be held in the premises of Heraklion Chamber, Crete, Greece, from 7th to 9th October 2013. 

The conference aims to bring together researchers of different fields in order to promote the multidisciplinary and integrated research regarding the response of biodiversity to the climatic change and the impact of the invasion of alien species in the Mediterranean and adjacent regions.
 

Provisional Conference Sessions:   

Marine Biodiversity in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

  • Ecological, biogeographical and phylogeographical patterns
  • Spatial mapping tools and databases  
  • Threats monitoring & conservation  
  • Biotechnological aspects of biodiversity
  • Marine biodiversity, tourism and recreation


Invasive alien marine species in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

  • Effects on biodiversity   
  • Effects on fisheries  
  • Effects on economy (tourism, etc.)
     

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Dawn Field, Oxford University, UK  
Dr. Alberto Garcia, Spanish Institute of Oceanography, IEO Spain  
Prof. Daniel Golani, University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Stelios Katsanevakis, EC, Joint Research Centre, Belgium  
Dr. Wiebe Kooistra, Stazione Zoologica Naples, Italy  
Prof. Steven Palumbi, Stanford University, USA 
Ass. Prof. Vassilis Zervakis, University of the Aegean, Greece 

More information:
conference2013.marbigen.org/index.html