Marine Aliens II project

Controlling marine invasive species by targetting vectors of dispersal

A joint meeting of the Linnean Society of London and the Marine Aliens II consortium

Controlling Marine Invasive Species by Targeting Vectors of Dispersal

10th February 2011

Some of the top scientists in the field of biological invasions gathered in London on 10th February for a Symposium about marine invasive non-native species. Read more: background to the Symposium.


Presentations from the Symposium are available online:

Is there such a thing as a clean yacht? The potential of leisure craft as vectors of non-native species. John Bishop, Christine Wood and Anna Yunnie (Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth)

Assessing the risk of introducing non native species via biofouling on vessels. Tracy McCollin and Lyndsay Brown, Marine Scotland Science.

To scrub or not to scrub: the interaction between disturbance frequency & resistance of marine communities on boat hulls to invasion. Liz Cook and Christine Beveridge, Scottish Assocaition for Marine Science. Not available for download.

Engaging Schools and Communities. Guy Baker, Marine Biological Association.

Stress tolerance in invasive colonial ascidians Frederike Gröner and Stuart Jenkins, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University.

Eradicating the non-native carpet sea squirt Didemnum vexillum from Holyhead harbour, North Wales. Rohan Holt, Countryside Council for Wales.

Reds! Erythrean alien species and changes in the biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea. B. S. Galil, National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, Haifa, Israel.

Enemy Release Hypothesis Rony Huys and Paul Clark, Natural History Museum.

Pacific Oyster: What the walrus never knew. Dan Minchin, Marine Organism Investigations Ireland.


Partners NHM QUB Univeristy of Plymouth MBA SAMS