International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference-II-Canada
October 2-4, 2007
Invasive ascidians are impacting ecosystems, creating a nuisance for the aquaculture industry, and are a major component of fouling communities. The aim of this second conference was to further address the continuing problems associated with invasive species of tunicates. We aim 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 discussed at the 2005 IISSC. The format of the three day conference included invited plenary talks, contributed research presentations, posters, and discussions.
Andrew Bagnall, Stephan Bullard, Jim Carlton, Mary Carman, Jeff Davidson, Cabell Davis, Vincent Guida, Kevin Heasman, Andrea Locke, Neil MacNair, Judy Pederson, Stefan Sievert, Page Valentine, Peter Warris and Bob Whitlatch
The conference target audience consisted of marine biologists, shellfishery scientists, representatives of the shellfishery industry, members of local, state, and federal agencies concerned with coastal resources, and representatives from sponsoring organizations.
Contributed posters displayed at the Rodd Brudenell River conference site. Poster abstracts included in the published proceedings.
The conference held at the Rodd Brudenell River resort on Prince Edward Island, Canada. This site is located 30 miles from Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. Anticipated attendance: approximately 125 people.
US$200 for Professionals, US$125 for Students.
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, WHOI Ocean Life Institute, USGS-Woods
Hole, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Nova Scotia Fisheries
and Aquaculture, Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel, WHOI Sea
Grant, University of Prince Edward Island, PEI Aquaculture Alliance,
PEI Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, New Brunswick Dept
of Agriculture and Aquiculture, and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada.