Alien Species in the Holarctic


Alien Species in the Holarctic

5th International Symposium on Biological Invasions, (Borok -V, 2017 )

Uglich, Yaroslavl Province, Russia, 25-30 September 2017

5th International Symposium on Biological Invasions is held with the support of:

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Division of Biological Sciences (DBS RAS), Scientific Council of Hydrobiology and Ichthyology RAS, International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS), RAS Commission of Preservation of Biological Diversity, A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution – RAS (SIEE RAS), I. D. Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland Waters – RAS (IBIW RAS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWLS), US Geological Survey (USGS), Hydrobiological Society at RAS (HBO at RAS), RAS Scientific Council of Research, Preservation and Rational Use of Animal World.

          The main goals of the 5th International Symposium are:

  1. Consolidation of efforts to study the processes of how alien plant and animal species spread in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems;
  2. Exchange of information on the vectors, causes, scales, and directions of species spread; changes in their properties in new aquatic and terrestrial habitats;
  3. Assessment of the role of the alien species in the transformation of endemic communities; evaluation of social and economic consequences of biological invasions as well as development of risk assessment approaches;
  4. Discussion of issues related to terminology, theory of species spread and study methods.

Topics of presentations:

  • Spatial and temporal dynamics of biological invasions in the Holarctic: 1) invasions in marine ecosystems; 2) invasions in freshwater ecosystems; 3) invasions in terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Genetic and evolutionary aspects of biological invasions.
  • Impact of alien species on endemic species and communities.
  • Role of global climatic and anthropogenic factors in the processes of biological invasions.
  • Information systems for monitoring invasion processes; mathematical modeling of the processes related to invasion of alien species.
  • Program of the Symposium will include “Round Tables” with lectures delivered by the leading scientists on the following topics:
  • Alien species in urban environment;
  • Social and economic aspects of the processes of biological invasions;
  • Management of biological invasions: risk assessment, prioritization, prevention and control.

Symposium secretariat

Administrative correspondance (registrations or reservations) should be addressed to the General Secretary.

Mrs. Lyubov I. Tereschenko (General Secretary), Tel: +8 905 1318944, E-mail:

Correspondance regarding the program of the Symposium should be addressed by e-mail to the:  or to:

Dr. Alexander V. Krylov, Symposium Vice-Chairman (Borok), E-mail:

Dr. Yuriy V. Slyn’ko, Symposium Vice-Chairman (Borok), E-mail:

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