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1st International ALERTOOLS Workshop: Science & Educational Strategies for Early Detection of Bioinvaders


October 13th, 2016 (Niemeyer center)

09:00 - 10:00h.
Reception and welcome to participants.

10:00 - 10:15h.
Opening of "1th International ALERTOOLS Workshop: Science & Educational Strategies for Early Detection of Bioinvaders". Welcome words by the Principal of Oviedo University, Mariví Monteserín, Avilés's Mayor, and AW Scientific committee

10:15 - 11:30h.
Analytical tools (first part, sensors and warning signals)

Juanes F. The use of sensors for early detection of invasions. 1

Jiménez-Ruiz J. Remote sensing as a tool to detect biological invasions in riparian ecosystems.

Parrondo M. New chances for the early detection of the monster wels catfish Silurus glanis in freshwater ecosystems.

Rech S. Rafting biota on anthropogenic marine litter along the Spanish Atlantic coast.

Ardura A. Developing tools for early detection of marine invertebrate invaders: gaps and priorities in current databases.

11:30 - 12:00h.
Coffee break

12:00 - 13:45h.
Analytical tools (second part, detecting the invisible)

Zaiko A. Seeing the unseen: molecular methods for biosecurity research and monitoring.

Fernández Fernández S. Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) detection and distribution studied through environmental DNA in Nalon River, northern Spain.

Mauvisseau Q. Using environmental DNA (eDNA) to record the distribution of the invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in freshwater ponds.

Rey A. Implementing genetic tools for ballast water monitoring: the trial of RNA metabarcoding to detect viable organisms.

Clusa L. An easy and fast method to detect the five commonest invasive fish species in Europe from environmental DNA.

Borrell YJ. Metabarcoding and post-sampling strategies to discover exotic species: a case study in Asturias estuaries

Lunch at Niemeyer's cafeteria (free for Workshop assistants)

15:00 - 17:00h.
Analytical tools (third part, genetic methodologies)

15:00 – 15:15h.
Moran P. Cytogenetic analysis on the invasive mussel Perna perna and Brachidontes sp.

Gómez Agenjo M. Barcoding as a tool for early detection of hitchhiking invasive species on floating marine debris in the Cantabrian coast.

Montes M. Molecular tools applied for exotic seaweed identification in Cantabrian coasts, Bay of Biscay.

Muñoz-Colmenero M. New specific molecular marker detects Ficopomatus enigmaticus from water before its settlement.

To be completed.

Skukan R. Species demarcation in green algae genus Codium using DNA-barcoding.

Ardura A. PCR-based assay for Mya arenaria detection from marine environmental samples and tracking its invasion in coastal ecosystems.

G. Valdecasas A. Colonization or facilitated invasion? The molecular answer.

17:00 - 17:30h.
Coffee break

17:30 - 19:00h.
Summary, implications for conservation and collaborative elaboration of management recommendations. Guided by Keynote speakers.

October 14th, 2016 (Niemeyer center)

10:00 - 11:30h.
Educational and citizen-science approaches

Rayón F. Marine debris, a socioenvironmental approach for new solutions.

Arboleya E. The Game of the Sea: a multidisciplinary game to learn about seas and oceans while playing.

Garcia-Vazquez E. Barcoding and citizen science for monitoring changes in fish parasites: insights for marine fish management and conservation in the Bay of Biscay.

Pevida Llamazares D. "They came to stay". How to identify invasive species. A PBL project.

Skukan R. "Pokemon algae", a game based on citizen science to study marine invasive algae.

Miralles L. Citizen landscape perception and marine conservation in the Asturian coast (North Spain).

11:30 - 12:00h.
Coffee break

12:00 - 13:30h.
Educational and citizen-science approaches (continued)

Miralles L. Citizens for the control of biological invasions: a game-based training.

Arboleya E. Searching IAS-birds around hometown skies.

Dopico E. Citizen science: Would adaptive participation of citizens in science research enhance science literacy?

Summary, implications for conservation and collaborative elaboration of management recommendations. Guided by Keynote speakers.

Lunch at Niemeyer's cafeteria (free for Workshop assistants)

15:00 - 17:00h.
Ongoing projects on strategies for early detection and management of invasive species.

Consuegra S. AQUAINVAD-ED Project.

Miralles L. Seawatch surfers: the creation of a citizen network to detect and to alert coastal environmental problems.

Díaz González T. The project LIFE+ARCOS: In situ and ex-situ innovative combined techniques for coastal dune habitats restoration. Plant biodiversity conservation in Cantabrian coast.

Borrell YJ. Prevention and control of biological invasions in the port of Gijón, Bay of Biscay.

Osendi García P. Proyecto Cangrejo: elimination program of the red crab in Narcea River.

Garcia-Vazquez E. Multidisciplinary tools for alert and control of marine bioinvasions: genetic markers, eDNA, ICT and citizen science.

Session sum up. Guided by Keynote speakers

October 14th, 2016 (Valdecarzana Palace)

17:30 - 19:30h.
Outreach time "Science for all" Two activities will run simultaneously I: Poster session open to the public. Selected posters, in Spanish or English, summarize relevant presentations of the scientific program for non-experts. Researchers will be available to explain their research to Aviles' citizens.

II: Games for all ages. Three games presented in the scientific sessions will be played: "Pokemon Algae", "This is not our mussel", and "The Sea Game". Local students of primary and secondary education and children from El Pez Escorpion surf school, as well as students of the Lifelong Learning Program of the Univesity of Oviedo and the members of the Evolution Club will be special guests for the games.

20:30 - 23:00h.
Gala dinner at a local restaurant (payment in the Workshop)

Please register in the following form

October 15th, 2016 (Botanical Garden, Gijon)

Departure from Aviles' bus station.

Arriving to Oviedo (Llamaquique-Administrative Building bus stop)

Departure to Gijón

10:15 - 13:00h.
Visit to the Botanical Garden of Asturias, where the ecosystems and autochthonous flora of the region are represented in a special environment. The Scientific Director, Prof. Dr. Tomas Diaz, will be the host. (Registration free).

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13:00 - 13:30h.
Backtrack: Gijón-Oviedo-Avilés

Good-bye and departure of participants.

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