Several exciting excursions have been organised for Wednesday, July 12th – a day deliberately left free of plenary sessions. Spaces are limited, and will be awarded on a first come, first served  basis. To look at what’s on offer, and book your place, click on the TOURS tab of this website.

Invited speakers

We are delighted to announce that seven of the world’s foremost specialists in their respective fields have consented to present keynote talks at this conference, on subjects ranging from island biosecurity to eradication problems, methodology and outcomes, to invasive plants and international policy. Keynote talks will be distributed throughout the conference, and in most cases will be followed a session of ‘standard’ 15-minute talk slots on related topics.

For further information, go to ‘Programme’ and drop down to ‘Invited Speakers’.

Call for Papers has been launched today

Feb 3rd 2016. We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers has been launched today, as has the Abstract submission process. Please see the relevant pages of this website for details. Now is the time to consider which aspects of your work you would like to tell the world about, and to start planning for writing and submitting papers for publication in the conference Proceedings.

Announcing Island Invasives Conference, 2017

This will be the third in a series of international conferences focussed on invasive alien species (IAS) on islands, their impact and management. It follows those held in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2001 and 2010. The Dundee conference will therefore be the first such meeting for seven years, and the first to be held in the northern hemisphere. In the context of this meeting, the definition of ‘island’ is broader than just a piece of land surrounded by water. Much the same problems and solutions apply to land surrounded by predator-proof fences, and to unfenced but isolated patches of habitat such as coral reefs.

Awareness of the damaging impact of invasive species is growing rapidly, just as the problem itself is growing. Island flora and fauna tend to be particularly vulnerable to IAS, and many insular endemics have been driven to extinction by these invaders. But, by their very nature, islands may also offer the possibility of long-term refuge and security if alien species can be eradicated or effectively controlled.