The annual general assembly of the European Geosciences Union EGU is taking place in Vienna (Austria Center Vienna) between 14.-19. April 2024 (https://www.egu24.eu/) and Bernd Lenzner, together with Daijun Liu and Lisa Tedeschi, is organizing a session on biological invasions!
Biological invasions are one major driver of the accelerating biodiversity crisis. The recent landmark assessment on invasive alien species and their control by the World Biodiversity Council IPBES has identified over 37.000 established alien species (i.e., species transported by humans outside their natural range and that have established self-sustaining populations). Of these, over 3.500, i.e., invasive alien species, cause major impacts on biodiversity, nature’s contributions to people and good quality of life. In this session we invite contributions related to
1) the status quo and main drivers;
2) associated multiple ecological, economic and societal impacts;
3) current and future scenarios of biological invasions; and
4) management options and policy.
We also explicitly encourage contributions focusing on conceptual ideas, related to data mobilization, new methods or management tools across temporal and spatial scales. By addressing these essential issues, this session will not only improve the understanding of the impacts of biological invasions on biodiversity and human well-being, but also contribute to better management of invasive species.
****Abstract submission is now open until 10.01.2024 (13:00 CET) and we are looking forward to many submissions! ****