Invasive ascidians are impacting ecosystems, creating a nuisance
for the aquaculture industry, and are a major component of fouling
communities. The aim of this conference was to bring together marine
biologists and other people concerned with invasive ascidians, to
explore the biology, ecology, impacts, management options for control,
and other relevant topics. The format of the two day conference
included invited plenary talks, contributed research presentations,
posters, and discussions led by an expert panel.
The conference target audience consisted of marine biologists, shellfishery
scientists, representative of the shellfishery industry, members
of local, state, and federal agencies concerned with coastal resources,
and representatives from sponsoring organizations.
Contributed posters were displayed throughout the conference in
Clark Laboratory, room 509. Poster abstracts will be included in
the published proceedings.
The conference was held at WHOI, Quissett Campus, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Conference sessions were held in Clark Laboratory, room 507, located
at 360 Woods Hole Road. Attendance was approx. 100 people. Continental
breakfast and lunch was served both days to registered participants
and an optional banquet, on the evening of April 21, was served
in Clark Laboratory.
$50 for Professionals, $25 for Students.
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