4th International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI)
26th to 29th September 2022 – Christchurch
The global threat posed by Invasive Alien Species (IAS) is greater than ever before. It is becoming evident that no country is immune from the immense, insidious and often irreversible economic, environmental and social impacts they present. These include numerous and growing numbers of pests, pathogens and weeds that threaten valuable productive and natural ecosystems.
The 4th ICBI will provide a forum to explore, share and develop responses to the global challenges and threats these IAS present to biodiversity, ecological safety and food safety systems in many ecosystems. The focus is deliberately broad covering invasive species issues across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and animal, plant and weed biodiversity/bioprotection, pre-border, at-border and post-border biosecurity.
The ICBI will provide a platform for the exchange of new research and tracking of technical innovation among participants from different backgrounds and countries. It will also address cutting-edge topics such as big data, genomics and climate change.