BES Invasion Science SIG Meeting 2020

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Northumbria University

2 Ellison Place

Newcastle upon Tyne


United Kingdom

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We are excited to be holding our 2nd BES Invasion Science Group meeting focusing on technology and behaviour change on 2-3 April 2020!

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After the success of last year’s meeting, we decided this year to focus on three key areas in invasion science: the role of new technologies and innovation, social behaviour change and an early career researcher workshop, which will explore career paths inside and outside of academia in the world of invasion science.

These topics will be addressed through three half-day workshops with 3 keynote speakers, twelve 5-minute ‘lightning talk’ timeslots for oral presentations, and an afternoon poster session. Talks and posters from all aspects of invasion science research are welcome. Presenters must register for the meeting for their abstracts to be accepted: please find our programme abstract submission information below.


DAY 1: Thursday 2 April

13:30 – 14:30 Arrival and Registration at Northumbria University

14:30 – 14:45 Welcome and Introductions

Session: Technology and Innovation

14:45 – 15:15 Keynote talk Dr. Elias Symeonakis

15:15 – 15:45 Lightning talk session 1 (6 x 5 minute presentations)

15:45 – 16:00 Presenter Q and A

16:00 – 16:15 Tea/coffee break

16:15 – 17:00 Workshop 1: New technology and innovation [group discussions]

17:00 – 17:30 Workshop 1: New technology and innovation [synthesise group discussions]

17:30 – 18:30 Instructions for evening, Poster session

18:30 – Free for dinner, drinks, pub quiz

DAY 2: Friday 3 April

Session: Early Career Researchers

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome back

09:30 –10:45 Workshop 2. ECR [skills workshop]

10:45 – 11:15 Tea/coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 Workshop 2. ECR [group discussions]

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Session: Behaviour and policy

13:00 – 13:30 Keynote talk Lucy Cornwell

13:30 – 14:15 Workshop 3. Policy and behaviour [group discussions]

14:15 – 14:45 Tea/coffee break

14:45 – 15:15 Workshop 3. Policy and behaviour [synthesise group discussions]

15:15 – 15:30 Goodbye and Thank you, talk and poster prizes

15:30 END

There will be prizes for the best oral and poster presentation given by early career researchers.

We look forward to meeting you all!

The BES Invasion Science Team.


We welcome delegates and abstracts working on any aspect of invasion science. If you would like to give an oral or poster presentation at this meeting, please submit the presenter name, presentation title (12 words maximum), and an abstract (100 words maximum) in one word document, to by Monday March 2nd at midnight UK time. We aim to notify you of the outcome of your abstract submission by the end of Monday March 2nd. Note that we are limited to 12 x 5 minute oral presentations.


We will aim for Vegetarian/Vegan options to form the bulk of our provided lunches- but please add any specific dietary requirements when you register, so that we can cater for numbers and requirements accordingly.


If you are interested in becoming a BES member to purchase the BES member-rate ticket, you can find out more information and join here. Membership starts from £22, or you can get 12 months free membership if you are an undergraduate, masters, or first year PhD student.

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Northumbria University

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United Kingdom

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