ICES-PICES-CIESM session: Bioinvasion trajectories and impacts in contrasting marine environments
Organizers: The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), The Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM)
When: 18-21 September 2017
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
The session aims at comparing and contrasting invasion trajectories and impacts in different marine ecosystems around the globe for a clearer understanding of the most important factors contributing to invasion success while providing a standardized interpretation of the EU MSFD Descriptor 2 on non-indigenous species. The three organizations supporting this session have long histories of working on marine non-indigenous species issues in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean respectively, and this session will draw on this unique expertise to contrast marine invasions in these different systems.