International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference-III - Woods Hole
April 26-28, 2010 Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA Invasive ascidians are impacting ecosystems, creating a nuisance for the aquaculture industry, and are a major component of fouling communities. The aim of the third conference is to further address the continuing problems associated with invasive species of tunicates.
Invasive ascidians are impacting ecosystems, creating a nuisance for the aquaculture industry, and are a major component of fouling communities. The aim of the third conference was to further address the continuing problems associated with invasive species of tunicates. We once again brought 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 and 2007 IISSC's. The format of the three day conference included invited plenary talks, contributed research presentations, posters, and discussions.
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.
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, WHOI Ocean Life Institute, USGS-Woods Hole, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel, WHOI Sea Grant, MIT Sea Grant, and PEI Aquaculture Alliance.
Andrew Bagnall, Stephan Bullard, Jim Carlton, Mary Carman, Jeff
Davidson, Vincent Guida, Andrea Locke,
Neil MacNair, Judy Pederson, Page Valentine, Peter
Warris and Bob Whitlatch
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