Organizer: Polish Malacological Society
When: 10-14 September 2017
Where: Krakow, Poland
The Invasive Alien Molluscs session aims to discuss the most important issues on the reasons and consequences of mollusc invasions in order to identify threats, main mechanisms of impact and find remedies.
The general goal of the meeting would be to identify and focus research on strategic directions and to answer (or at least begin a discussion) some of the following questions: How to reliably distinguish between an alien and native species? What makes a small fraction of alien species introduced into a new area so harmful, while most of them are not? Will the climate change exacerbate or mitigate the problem? What are the mechanisms of alien species impact? How should this impact be measured?