Presentations

Invited Presentations (since 1992; *student/postdoc):

171) April 2018: 1st AsiaEvo Conference, National Genebank, Shenzhen, China. Topic: Optimization and performance testing of a sequence processing pipeline applied to detection of nonindigenous species. (Keynote)

170) November 2017: 7th International barcode of life conference, Kruger, South Africa. Topic: eDNA to detect invasive species: Uses, limitations and alternatives. (Plenary)

169) August, 2017: 2017 Canada-China water science workshop. Topic: False positives, false negatives and the use of molecular screens for invasive species in China (Keynote)

168) July 2017: Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in Southeast Asia Forum, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Topic: False positives and false negatives hinder early detection and rapid response for aquatic alien invasive species. (Plenary)

167) April, 2017: Yunnan University, Kunming, China. Topic: False positives and false negatives hinder early detection and rapid response for aquatic alien invasive species.

166) April, 2017, Yunnan University, Kunming, China: Invasive species as an environmental threat. Delivered to senior undergraduate course.

165) April, 2017: Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China. Topic: Methods for early detection of aquatic invasive species. 

164) April, 2017: CONCYTEC, Lima, Peru. Topic: Approaches to studies on invasive fishes in Lake Titicaca.

163) April, 2017: Universidad Nacional del Altiplano, Puno, Peru. Topic: Approaches to studies on invasive fishes in Lake Titicaca

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162) October 2016: North American Lake Management Society Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta. Topic: Changes in invasion vectors change invasion risk. (Plenary)

161) August 2016: 2nd Sino-Canada workshop on Plateau Lakes Research, Kunming, China. Topic: Aquatic invasive research on Plateau lakes, China.

159-160) June 2016: Invasion Ecology Workshop, Kiel, Germany. Topic 1: Early detection of aquatic invasive species. Topic 2: Survival of hull fouling assemblages during and after voyages to the Canadian Arctic. F.RT. Chan (speaker), H.J. MacIsaac, and S.A. Bailey.

158) May 2016: Marine and Freshwater Invasive Species: Ecology, Impact, and Management, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Topic: Changes in Vectors, Changes in Invasion Risks. (Keynote)

157) January 2016: Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor.  Topic: False positives and hypothesis testing in ecology.

156) July 2015: Yunnan University, Kunming, China. Topic: Management of aquatic invasive species.

155) June 2015: University Pierre and Marie Curie, Roscoff Biological Station, Roscoff, France. Topic:  Joint consideration of propagule pressure and colonization pressure to inform risk assessment of nonindigenous invasive species.

151-154) February 2015: Prairie Waters Working Group. Topic 1:  Dreissena identification and taxonomy. Topic 2: Dreissena global spread; Topic 3: Ecological impacts of zebra mussel invasions; Topic 4: Risk Prevention and management.  Talks were given in Saskatoon one day, and repeated the next day in Regina to industry, government and nature groups.

150) January 2015: McGill University, Redpath Museum.  Topic: Propagule and colonization pressure as predictors of invasion success.

149) July 2014: Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Topic: Biological invasions and why we should care.

148) April 2014: Aquatic Invasive Species Policy Workshop, Gatineau, QC. Topic: Bridging CAISN Science to Policy. H.J. MacIsaac, N. Mandrak (speaker), and S.A. Bailey.

147) April 2014: Canadian Marine Advisory Council, Ottawa, ON. Topic: Ships’ hull fouling as an invasion risk. 

146) March 2014: Queens University, Belfast, U.K. Topic: Using species rank-abundance distributions to characterize invasion risk associated with ships’ ballast water.

145) February 2014: Marine Invasive Species: Management of Ballast Water and other Vectors, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Topic: Vector-based risk assessment for ballast water introductions in the Canadian Arctic. Chan*, F.T., Bailey, S.A. and H.J. MacIsaac.

144) October 2013: Japan Science and Technology – NSERC Canada Workshop on Sustainable Water Use, Tokyo, Japan. Topic: Aquatic Science in Canada. (Plenary)

143) April 2013: 18th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Niagara Falls, ON.  Topic: Pathways for introduction of alien species exclusive of shipping. (Keynote)

142) April 2013: Freshwater Invasives – Networking for Strategy Conference, Galway, Ireland. Topic: Pathways for introduction of alien species exclusive of shipping: the Canadian experience. (Plenary)

141) March 2013: Spread and management of aquatic invasive species. International Lake of the Woods Water Quality Forum, International Falls, Minnesota. (Keynote)

140) October 2012: Developing a national port screening program workshop. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Topic: Developing a molecular rapid early detection screening process for Aquatic Invasive Species in Canadian ports: use of next generation sequencing. H.J. MacIsaac A. Zhan*, D. Heath, M. Cristescu, M. Hulak*. 

139) August 2012: Rapid response, early detection, and risk assessment of invasive alien species workshop. Stellenbosch, South Africa. Topic: Developing early detection methods using next generation sequencing. 

138) June 2012: Canadian Science Writers’ Association Annual Conference, Windsor, ON. Topic: Climate change and species invasions in the Canadian Arctic.   

137) May 2012: Fisheries and Oceans Standing Committee, Parliament Hill, Ottawa.  Topic: Invasive Alien Species in the Great Lakes.

136) February 2012: National Invasive Species Forum, Ottawa, ON. Topic: NSERC Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network II.

 

135) February 2012: U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government: Opportunities and Challenges to the Great Lakes as a Coastal System. Seattle, WA. Topic: Great Lakes Stressors.

134) November 2011: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Topic: Detecting rare species: application to alien, invasive species in aquatic environments.

133) November 2011: 2nd World Conference on Biological Invasions and Ecosystem Functioning, Mar del Plata, Argentina. Topic: Management of vectors to prevent biological invasions: successes, transitions and failures in the Great Lakes of North America. (Keynote)

132) November 2011: U.S. Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.  Topic: NSERC Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network II.  Network approaches to studying alien invasive species. 

131) October 2011: Responding to Invasive Species, Invasive Plant Council of B.C., conference, Vancouver, B.C., Topic:  Aquatic invasions and pathways. 

130) July 2011: Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sardinia, Italy. Topic: Models and approaches to predict invasions of the Great Lakes and inland lakes. 

129) July 2011: Instituto Italiano di Idrobiologia, Pallanza, Italy.  Topic: History and management of species invasions in the Laurentian Great Lakes. 

128) April 2011: Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel, Quebec City, Quebec. Topic: Network approaches to studying aquatic invasive species in Canada.

127) April 2011: Intelligent Community Forum, Windsor, Ontario. Topic: Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network.

126) February 2011: International Council for the Sea – International Maritime Organization – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Working Group on Ballast and Other Ship Vectors, Nantes, France. Topic: Models to predict invasion risk via ships’ hull fouling. H.J. MacIsaac, F. Sylvester* and O. Kalaci*.

124-125) February 2011: International Council for the Sea – International Maritime Organization – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Working Group on Introductions and Transfers of Marine Organisms, Nantes, France. Topic 1: Network approaches to studying aquatic invasive species in Canada. Topic 2: Early detection and identification of aquatic invasive species using molecular techniques. H.J. MacIsaac and A. Zhan*. (Keynote)

123) January 2011: Society of Canadian Limnologists, Toronto. Topic: Spread and management of biological invasions in the Great Lakes and inland lakes. (Keynote)

122) November 2010: Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Topic: Invasive Species as a Management Concern in Canada.

121) October 2010: 6th Annual Hwy H2O Conference, Toronto, ON. Topic: Management of invasion vectors in the Laurentian Great Lakes.

120) May 2010: Bay Area Restoration Council, Hamilton, ON. Topic: Management of invasion vectors in the Great Lakes.

119) February 2010: Global Change Conference, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON. Topic: Invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.   

118) October 2009: International Congress on Biological Invasions, Fuzhou, China. Topic: Vectors and management of nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes. (Keynote)

117) June 2009: Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON. Topic: Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network.

115-116) April 2009: 16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Montreal, Quebec. Topic 1: Can we predict and prevent aquatic invasions? (Plenary) Topic 2: Great Lakes shipping, trade, and AIS: A report from the U.S. Transportation Research Board.

114) December 2008: Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.  Topic: Ballast water management: will it work for the Great Lakes?

113) November 2008: Fifty years of invasion ecology – the legacy of Charles Elton. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Topic: The growth of invasion ecology in freshwater ecosystems. H.J. MacIsaac and A. Ricciardi (Keynote)

112) October 2008: IV Congreso Argentino de Limnologia, Bariloche, Argentina. Topic: Models to predict species invasion (Keynote)

111) October 2008: University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Topic: Vectors and pathways of species invasion: possibilities for intervention

110) October 2008: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Topic: Vectors and pathways of species invasion: possibilities for intervention

109) August 2008: Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee. Topic: Growth of invasion biology in aquatic ecosystems.

108) July 2008: Inland Seas Education Center, Traverse City, MI.  Topic: Biology and management of ballast water.

106-107) June 2008: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, St. John’s Newfoundland. Symposium: Aquatic Invasive Species: Understanding invaders to prevent new introductions. Topic 1: Effects of life history and propagule pressure on spread of aquatic invasive species. (with J. Muirhead*); Topic 2: Advances in invasion ecology since Charles Elton. (fill-in Plenary speaker).

105) May 2008: International Association for Great Lakes Researchers, Peterborough, ON. Symposium: 20 years of zebra mussels in North America.  Topic: Developments in invasion ecology. (with R. Tedla*)

104) November 2007: Science City, Windsor, ON. Topic: Canada’s first educational exhibit on Aquatic Invasive Species

103) November, 2007: Latornell Conservation Symposium, Alliston, ON. Topic: Update on Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network projects in the Great Lakes region. 

102) September 2007: U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water meeting, Chicago, IL. Topic: Can open ocean ballast water exchange prevent invasions between freshwater ports? (with D. Gray*, T. Johengen and D. Reid).

101) August 2007: Ecological Society of America, Ecological and economic theory in analyzing risk in biological invasions Symposium.  Topic: Predicting lake vulnerability to species invasion using a hierarchical approach. (with J. Muirhead*)

100) April 2007: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Research Symposium, Orilla, ON. Topic: The spread and threat to biodiversity of AIS in Ontario's lakes.

99) Feb 2007:  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Biology Department.  Topic:  Modeling species invasions.

98) Feb. 2007: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Great Lakes Institute. Topic: Biological invasions, ships, and the Great Lakes

97) October 2006: McGill University, Montreal. Topic: Modeling biological invasions.

96) May 2006: US National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C.  Topic: Does open-ocean ballast exchange work?

95) March 2006: Foundation for American Communication, The not-so-Great Lakes: myths, truths, and the future of our water supply. University of Windsor, Windsor, ON. Topic: Biological invasions threaten the integrity of the Great Lakes.

94) January 2006: International Invasive Species Workshop, Halifax, NS. Topic: Progress in predicting occurrence of invasive species: models and the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network. 

93) November 2005: Coastal Zone Climate Change and Adaptation Symposium, Toronto, ON. Topic: Non-native species in the coastal Great Lakes, a challenge for the future.

92) November 2005: McIlwraith Field Naturalists Club, London, ON. Topic: The spread and threat to biodiversity of aquatic invasive species in Ontario's lakes. 

91) May 2005: U.S. Coast Guard Workshop on NOBOB vessels, Cleveland, OH.  Topic: Invertebrate animals and resting stages in NOBOB ships. H.J. MacIsaac, S. Bailey*, I. Duggan* and C. van Overdijk*.

90) May 2005: International Workshop on Biological Invasions of Inland Waters, Florence, Italy. Topic: Predicting biological invasions. (invited panelist)

89) April 2005: Department of Biology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Topic: Vector-based models for predicting invasion risk in lakes.

88) March 2005: Invaders of the Great Lakes: Options for Prevention and Management. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Topic: Invasion history, risks and consequences in the Great Lakes Region: An overview.

87) January 2005: Society of Canadian Limnologists, Windsor, ON. Topic: Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network. (Plenary)

86) November 2004: Lake Superior Binational Committee, Thunder Bay, ON: Topic: Invasive species in Lake Superior: An overview.

85) November 2004: Invasive Species Conference, York University, Toronto, ON. Topic: Predicting biological invasions and the economic cost of invasive species in Canada

84) October 2004: Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Topic: What can invasions of inland lakes contribute to invasion theory?

83) September 2004: International Joint Commission, Research Steering Committee, Windsor, ON. Topic: Biological Invasions in the Great Lakes: mechanisms of introduction, resource management options, and control possibilities

82) August 2004: 6th International Symposium on Sediment Quality Assessment, Antwerp, Belgium; Topic: Sediments and ships: natural biota as biological contaminants. H.J. MacIsaac, S.A. Bailey*, I.C. Duggan*, and N. Kanavillil* (Keynote

81) May 2004: Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast. Address to Parliament, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON; Topic: Invasive species in Canada: coming soon to a lake near you.

80) May 2004: Great Lakes Sustainability Conference, Cleveland, OH. Topic: In situ assessment of NOBOB ships as a vector of invasive species to the Great Lakes. H.J. MacIsaac, S. Bailey*, C. van Overdijk*, I. Duggan*, N. Kumar*, D. Reid, and T. Johengen.

78-79) May 2004: Baltic Sea – Great Lakes Species Invasion Workshop, Ann Arbor, MI. Topic 1: History of biological invasions in the Great Lakes. Topic 2: NOBOB ships as invasive species vectors S. Bailey*, H.J. MacIsaac, C. van Overdijk*, I. Duggan*, N. Kumar*, D. Reid, and T. Johengen.

77) May 2004: Presentation to Michigan House of Representatives members, Ann Arbor, MI.  Topic: Biology of ballast water.

75-76) February 2004: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Topic 1: Invasion kinetics of spiny waterflea dispersal in Ontario. Topic 2: Biological invasion in the Great Lakes.

73-74) Nov. 2003: Department of Fisheries and Oceans National Science Workshop, St. John's, NFLD. Topic 1: Biological invasions in the Great Lakes: past, present and future; Topic 2: Invasive Species Network.

72) Oct. 2003: Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Topic: Invasive species: Coming soon to a lake near you.

71) Oct. 2003: Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum, Sarnia, ON. Topic: Great Lakes NOBOB ship study update

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70) Oct. 2003: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Topic: Invasive species: Coming soon to a lake near you

69) Sept. 2003: International Joint Commission, Ann Arbor, MI. Topic: Shipping pathways for species introduction in the Great Lakes.

68) Sept. 2003: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Meeting, Chicago, IL. Topic: Ballast water vectors of invasive species introduction.

67) July 2003: Network for Environmental Assessment and Remediation, Geneva, Switzerland. Topic: Predicting biological invasions using studies of human-mediated dispersal vectors (Keynote).

66) June 2003: Global threats to large lakes symposium, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Topic: Invasive Species: Great Lakes and international perspectives and policy needs.

65) June 2003: Society of Environmental Journalists, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Topic: Current issues of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes.

64) June 2003: Ontario Association of Anglers and Hunters, 12th International Aquatic Invasive Species Conference, Windsor, ON. Topic: Ecological aspects of fishhook waterfleas in Lake Erie.

63) May 2003: Morris Katz Memorial Lectureship in Environmental Research, York University, Toronto, ON. Topic: Predicting biological invasions in the Great Lakes and inland lakes in Ontario.

62) May 2003: Lake Erie at the Millennium (2003), University of Windsor, Windsor, ON. Topic: Is the Huron-Erie corridor an invasion ‘hotspot’? With R.I. Colautti*, I.A. Grigorovich*, S.A. Bailey*, I.C. Duggan* and H.J. MacIsaac.

61) March 2003: State of Lake Ontario Conference, Niagara Falls, ON. Topic: Recent invasive species in the Lake Ontario ecosystem – invasive species, food web disruption, impact on fisheries.

60) February 2003: Zoology Department, University of Toronto (sponsored by the Great Lakes Research Consortium Seminar Series), Toronto, ON. Topic: Tracking species introductions in North American and Eurasian freshwaters.

59) February 2003: Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers, Aquatic Invasive Species Task Group, Mississauga, ON. Topic: Nonindigenous species in Canada’s aquatic ecosystems: Where do we go from here? 

58) January 2003: Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research and Society of Canadian Limnologists, Ottawa, ON. Topic: Retrospective analyses of nonindigenous species in Canada’s aquatic ecosystems: a century of disaster. (Plenary)

57) June 2002: Environment Canada’s Invasive Study and Great Lakes Binational Executive Committee Meeting, Toronto, ON. Topic: Retrospective and prospective analyses of invasions in the Great Lakes

56) June 2002: Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Chicago, IL. Topic: Retrospective and prospective analyses of invasions in the Great Lakes: More to come? 

55) June 2002: United Nations University conference, Hamilton, ON. Topic: Shipping vectors for nonindigenous species introductions to the Great Lakes. S. Bailey* and H.J. MacIsaac.

54) May 2002: Superior: State of the Lake Conference, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. Topic: Transoceanic shipping patterns in Lake Superior: ballast 'hot spot' without invaders. R.I. Colautti*, I.A. Grigorovich*, I.C. Duggan* and H.J. MacIsaac.

53) April 2002: Environmental Risk Assessment Conference, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Topic: Modelling species invasions. (Keynote)

52) February 2002: Zoology Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. Topic: Global and Great Lakes perspectives on introduced species.

51) November 2001: Key Session Speaker, North American Lake Management Society, Madison, WI. Topic: Invasion of nonindigenous species into the Great Lakes: patterns and mechanisms.

50) November 2001: National Workshop on Invasive Alien Species, Ottawa, ON. Topic:  Species invasions in the Great Lakes: Charting a path to progress.

49) November 2001: Featured Speaker, Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON. Topic: Global and Great Lakes perspectives on introduced species as an agent of environmental change. 

48) September 2001: International Joint Commission Public Forum on Great Lakes—St. Lawrence Water Quality, Montreal, QC. Topic: How bad is the alien invasive species problem in the Great Lakes?

47) August 2001: USA – Russia Invasive Species Workshop, Borok, Russia. Topic: Vectors, patterns and processes for introducing aquatic invaders: the Ponto-Caspian connection. H.J. MacIsaac and D. Reid. (Plenary).

46) August 2001: USA – Russia Invasive Species Workshop, Borok, Russia. Topic: Assessment of transoceanic vessels as vectors for nonindigenous species introductions to the Great Lakes.  D. Reid and H.J. MacIsaac. (Plenary).

45) August 2001: USA – Russia Invasive Species Workshop, Borok, Russia. Topic: Patterns and mechanisms of invertebrate introductions in the Ponto-Caspian region.  I.A. Grigorovich* and H.J. MacIsaac.

44) August 2001: American Fisheries Society Conference, Phoenix, AZ. Topic:  Non-indigenous species invasion vectors in the Great Lakes basin.

43) June 2001: Canada-USA Inter-university Seminar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Topic: Management of aquatic nuisance species in a changing environment.

42) March 2001: Lake Erie in the Millennium Conference, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.  Topic: Invertebrate invasions in Lake Erie: recent developments and prognostications.

41) February 2001: Biology Department, York University, Toronto, ON. Topic: Vectors and patterns of aquatic species invasions in the Great Lakes basin.

40) February 2001: Invasive Species Seminar Series, Zoology Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Topic: Invasion corridors to the Great Lakes.

39) October 2000: Society of Environmental Journalists’ 10th National Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.  Topic: Introduction to Great Lakes invasions issue, and Panelist for Ballast Blues: Controlling exotic species introductions.

38) October 2000: Testimony to the Michigan House of Representatives, East Lansing, MI.  Topic: Past, present and future of invasions in the Great Lakes.

37) July 2000: Roseland Rotary Club, Windsor, ON. Topic: Species invasions in the Great Lakes.

36) July 2000: International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Water Quality Board Meeting. Ann Arbor, MI.  Topic: Overview of the biological pollution problem in the Great Lakes.

34-35) May 2000: Workshop on Ponto-Caspian invaders in northern and western Europe and the North American Great Lakes, Copenhagen, Denmark. Topic 1: Modeling species invasions H.J. MacIsaac and N. Yan. Topic 2: Ecosystem impacts of introduced invertebrates in Ponto-Caspian basins. I. Grigorovich* and H.J. MacIsaac.

32-33) February 2000: 10th International Aquatic Nuisance Species and Zebra Mussel Conference, Toronto, ON. Topic 1: Risk-based standards; Topic 2: Invited Participant, Ballast Water Effluent Standards Panel.

31) January 2000: Environmental Monitoring Assessment Network, National Science Meeting, Toronto, ON. Topic: Biological invasions in and around the Great Lakes basin.

30) November 1999: Department of Biology, Laval University, Quebec City, PQ. Topic: Patterns and processes of species invasions in the Great Lakes.

29) November 1999: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ann Arbor, MI. Topic: Eurasian species invasions into the Great Lakes

28) November 1999: Global Invasive Species Program, Invasion Vectors Conference, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD.  Topic: Invertebrate invasions: pathways and mechanisms. H.J. MacIsaac and I. Grigorovich*.

27) August 1999: Institute of Hydrobiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. Topic: Ponto-Caspian species in the Great Lakes H.J. MacIsaac, I. Grigorovich*.

26) April 1999: Lake Erie at the Millennium - Changes, Trends, and Trajectories Conference, Windsor, ON.  Topic: Reassessment of species invasions dogma: Lake Erie as an example. H.J. MacIsaac, A. Ricciardi and I.A. Grigorovich*.

25) August 1998: Societas Internationalis Limnologiae, Dublin, Ireland. Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop. Topic: The need for East-West collaboration to reduce Ponto-Caspian invasions.

24) May 1998: International Association of Great Lakes Researchers, Hamilton, ON. Topic: Distribution and invasion history of Bythotrephes in Eurasia and North America H.J. MacIsaac, H. Ketelaars, I. Grigorovich* and C. Ramcharan.

23) April 1998: Chilean Society of Limnologists, Puerto Varas, Chile. Topic: Species introductions in the Great Lakes: lessons for Chile.

22) March 1998: Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina. Topic: Ecosystem effects of introduced species in the Great Lakes.

21) October 1997: Biology Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Topic: Bythotrephes invasion in a small Ontario lake: ecosystem effects.

19-20) June 1997: International Association for Great Lakes Researchers Conference, Buffalo, NY.  Topic 1: Exotic Species: are they dependent on disturbance? H. MacIsaac and J. Lozon*. Topic 2: Colonization ecology of soft sediments by Dreissena in Lake Erie. A. Bially* and H.J. MacIsaac.

18) March 1997: Instituto di Italiano Idrobiologia, Pallanza, Italy. Topic: Bythotrephes ecology in large lakes in the Great Lakes and in Lake Maggiore.

17) February 1997: a) Swiss Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland;  b) Max Planck Institut für Limnologie, Plön, Germany; c) Water Storage Corporation, Werkendam, The Netherlands. Topic: Bythotrephes invasion of a small Ontario lake: zooplankton community changes and predation by planktivorous fish.

16) February 1997: Zoology Department, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. Topic: Effects of physical disturbance on exotic mussels in Lake Erie.

15) June 1996: North American Benthological Society Conference, Kalispell, MT. Topic: Impact of physical disturbance on Dreissena on hard- and soft-bottom substrates. H.J. MacIsaac and A. Bially*.

14) June 1996: American Society for Limnology and Oceanography Conference, Milwaukee, WI. Topic: Occurrence of Bythotrephes cederstroemi in diets of lake herring in a small Ontario lake. R.A. Coulas*, H.J. MacIsaac and N.D. Yan.

13) May 1996: International Association for Great Lakes Researchers Conference, Mississauga, ON. Topic: Past, present and future biological invasions in Lake Erie.

12) March 1996: Harrow Research Station, Agriculture Canada, Harrow, ON. Topic: Ecology and ecotoxicology of zebra mussels in Lake Erie.

10-11) November 1995: 15th International Symposium on Lake, Reservoir and Watershed Management, Toronto, ON. Topic 1: Effects of Bythotrephes cederstroemi on microzooplankton: an enclosure experiment R. Coulas* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Ecological and ecotoxicological changes in western Lake Erie following zebra mussel invasion. H.J. MacIsaac, J.H. Leach and G.D. Haffner.

8-9) July 1995: Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia. Topic 1: Ecosystems consequences of species invasions in the Great Lakes. Topic 2: Mechanisms and consequences of zooplankton competition.

7) January 1995: American Society of Zoologists, St. Louis, MO. Topic: Potential abiotic and biotic effects of zebra mussels on inland waterways of North America.

6) June 1994: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Meeting, Miami, FL. Topic: Microzooplankton predation by zebra mussels and quagga mussels: the importance of mussel size.

5) May 1994: International Association for Great Lakes Researchers Annual Meeting, Windsor, ON. Topic: Zebra mussel predation by crayfish: another view.

4) June 1993: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Conference, Edmonton, AL. Topic: Dietary utilization of a recent Great Lakes invader by native species

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3) May 1993: University of Toronto, Department of Zoology, Toronto, ON. Topic: Ecological integration of exotic species: lessons from the Great Lakes.

1-2) February 1993: Department of Biology, University of Texas, Arlington, TX. Topic: Ecological integration of exotic species: lessons from the Great Lakes.

Contributed Presentations (since 1992, *=student/postdoc)

210-214) October 2017: 20th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Topic 1: Early detection of a highly invasive bivalve based on environmental DNA (eDNA). Z. Xia* (speaker), A. Zhan, L. Zhang, G.D. Haffner, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Optimization and performance testing of a sequence processing pipeline applied to early detection of nonindigenous species. R. Scott* (speaker), A. Zhan, M.E. Cristescu, E. Brown*, R. Gras, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Environmental DNA (eDNA) and environmental RNA (eRNA) markers for invasive species detection. J. Finn* (speaker), D.D. Heath and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Feasibility and efficacy of three methods of zebra mussel larvae detection. S. Lavigne* (speaker), M. Johannsson* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Possible ballast water transfer of lionfish to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. E.M DeRoy*, B. Leung, A. Grgicak-Mannon, G. M. Ruiz, H.J. MacIsaac.

209) August 2017: 2017 Canada-China water science workshop, Windsor, Ontario. Topic: Ecological toxicity of Microcystis aeruginosa exudates to Golden-line fish and Daphnia in China. X. Chang (speaker) and H.J. MacIsaac.

208) 2017 Everglades Invasive Species Summit, Davie, Florida. Topic: Environmental DNA (eDNA) and environmental RNA (eRNA) markers for invasive species detection. J. Finn* (speaker), D.D. Heath and H.J. MacIsaac.

206-207: August 2016: Society of International Limnology, Turin, Italy. Topic 1: Water diversion portends spread of a highly invasive mussel. H.J. MacIsaac, D. Xia*, A. Zhan, G.D. Haffner, L. Zhang. Topic 2: Long-term ecosystem responses to multiple stressors in a large lake: a Functional Principal Components analysis. A. Arfe (speaker), P. Quattro, G. Morabito, A. Zambon, M. Manca, H.J. MacIsaac.

205) June 2016: International Association for Great Lakes Researchers, Guelph, Ontario. Topic: Comparison of traditional and novel techniques for detecting and identifying rare zooplankton. K. Stanislawczyk* (speaker) and H.J. MacIsaac

198-204): May 2016: CAISN Annual General Meeting, Windsor, Ontario. Topic 1: Comparing novel and conventional monitoring methods to detect aquatic invasive species. S. Crookes* (speaker), D.D. Heath, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Metabarcoding reveals strong spatial structure and temporal community turnover of zooplankton communities among marine and freshwater ports. F. Chain (speaker), E. Brown*, A. Zhan, H.J. MacIsaac, M.E. Cristescu. Topic 3: Attenuation and modification of the ballast water microbial community during voyages into the Canadian Arctic. M. Johansson* (speaker), M. Hernandez*, Y. Xiao, M. Lewis, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: A comprehensive risk assessment for introduction of aquatic nonindigenous species to the Canadian Arctic by ships’ ballast water and hull fouling. F.A. Chan*, H.J. MacIsaac, S.A. Bailey. Topic 5: Determining a best-case effectiveness of a molecular method for the detection of aquatic invasive species. R. Scott*, R. Gras, H.J. MacIsaac.  Topic 6: Modeling sampling strategies for determination of zooplankton abundance in ballast water. M. Hernandez*, E. Paolucci*, Y. Xiao, M. Lewis, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 7: Comparison of traditional and novel techniques for detecting and identifying rare zooplankton. K. Stanislawczyk* and H.J. MacIsaac.

194-197) May 2016: Marine and Freshwater Invasive Species: Ecology, Impact, and Management, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Topic 1: Attenuation and modification of the ballast water microbial community during voyages into the Canadian Arctic. M. Johansson* (speaker), M. Hernandez*, Y. Xiao, M. Lewis, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Effect of ballast water treatments and source port in the microplankton survival: consequences for colonization and propagule pressure. E. Paolucci* (speaker), M. Hernandez*, M. Lewis, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Early detection of invasive species in aquatic ecosystems using high-throughput sequencing: advantages and challenges. A. Zhan* (speaker), E. Brown*, and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Determining a best-case effectiveness of a molecular method for the detection of aquatic invasive species. R. Scott*, R. Gras, H.J. MacIsaac. 

191-193) April 2016: 19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Topic 1: Intensive sampling to detect newly introduced aquatic nonindigenous species. S. Yong* (speaker) and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Survival of hull fouling organisms during and after voyages to the Canadian Arctic. F.A. Chan* (speaker), H.J. MacIsaac, S.A. Bailey. Topic 3: Determining a best-case effectiveness of a molecular method for the detection of aquatic invasive species. R. Scott*(speaker), R. Gras, H.J. MacIsaac. 

188-190: January 2016: 9th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, Sydney, Australia. Topic 1: Determinants of rapid response success for alien invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. H.J. MacIsaac and B. Beric. Topic 2: Sampling effort and density of live zooplankton in ballast water. M. Hernandez*, M. Lewis, E. Paolucci, M. Johansson, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Comparison of traditional and novel techniques for identifying rare zooplankton species. K. Stanislawczyk* and H.J. MacIsaac.

186-187) May 2015: International Association for Great Lakes Researchers, Annual Conference, Burlington, Vermont.  Topic 1: Early detection of aquatic invasive species using automated imaging particle analysis (FlowCAM). D. Ferguson*, S.A. Bailey, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Comparison of multiple techniques for identifying rare species in Hamilton Harbour. K. Stanislawczyk*, H.J. MacIsaac.

180-185) April 2015: CAISN Annual General Meeting, Halifax, Canada. Topic 1: Exploring the balance between type I and type II error in clustering ribosomal DNA (18S) sequences. R. Scott*, H.J. MacIsaac, R. Gras. Topic 2: Relative importance of hull fouling and ballast water as transport vectors to the Canadian Arctic. F. Chan*, S.A. Bailey, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Comparison of multiple techniques for identifying rare species in Hamilton Harbour. K. Stanislawczyk*, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Early detection of aquatic invasive species using automated imaging particle analysis (FlowCAM). D. Ferguson*, S.A. Bailey, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Comparative transcriptomics of the functional response in invasive and native aquatic and terrestrial predators. S. Crookes*, D. Heath, J. Dick, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 6: Sampling effort in ballast water. H. Hernandez*, M. Johansson*, H.J. MacIsaac.

 

176-179) February, 2015: ASLO 2105 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada, Spain. Topic 1: Monitoring biodiversity for the early detection of invasive species using environmental DNA and next generation sequencing. F. Chain, E.A. Brown*, H.J. MacIsaac, M. Cristescu. Topic 2: Assessing introduction risk using species' rank abundance distributions. F.T. Chan*, J. Bradie, E. Briski, S.A. Bailey, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Exploring the balance between type I and type II errors in clustering of ribosomal DNA (18S) sequences using UParse. R. Scott*, E.A. Brown*, M. Cristescu, A. Zhan, R. Gras, H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Landscapes of biotic resistance: context dependencies restructure the allometric scaling of predator:prey interactions. D. Barrios-O'Neill*, J. Dick, M. Emmerson, R. Kelly, H.J. MacIsaac and A. Ricciardi.

175) September 2014: VI Congreso Argentino de Limnologia, La Plata, Argentina. Topic: Phenotypic plasticity in an alien invasive mussel across a gradient of their limiting factors in South America. E. Paolucci*, M.D. Oliveira, P. Sardina, F. Sylvester, L. Ron, L. Mutti and H.J. MacIsaac.

174) May 2014: Joint Aquatic Science Meeting, ASLO, Portland, OR. Topic: Clustering of pyrosequence data: methods to produce accurate estimates of species richness.  J. Flynn, E. Brown*, F. Chan*, H.J. MacIsaac and M.E. Cristescu.

169-173) May 2014: CAISN Annual General Meeting, Gatineau, QC. Topic 1: Early detection of aquatic invaders: can metabarcoding accurately describe zooplankton communities? E. Brown*, H.J. MacIsaac and M. Cristescu. Topic 2: Comparison of traditional taxonomy and molecular techniques for identifying rare species in Hamilton Harbour. K. Stanislawczyk* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Early detection of aquatic invasive species using imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam). D. Ferguson*, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Determinants of rapid response for alien invasive species in aquatic communities. B. Beric* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Hybrid treatment of ballast water. M. Hernandez*, E. Paolucci*, A. Potapov, M.A. Lewis and H.J. MacIsaac.

168) November, 2013: Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology – Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network Aquatic-Terrestrial Invasion Biology Workshop, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Topic: Use of colonization pressure and propagule pressure to characterize introduction risk. F.T. Chan*, J.N. Bradie, E. Briski, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac.

166-167) International Congress of Biological Invasions, Qingdao, China. 2013.  Topic 1: Species rank-abundance distributions characterize community structure and risk of invasion pathways.  H.J. MacIsaac, F.T. Chan*, S.A. Bailey, A. Drake, E. Briski. Topic 2: Complex plankton community profiling using high-throughput sequencing technology - a technical perspective. A. Zhan*, M.E. Cristescu, H.J. MacIsaac.

165) September 2013: 12th International Conference on Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Pirenopolis, Brazil. Topic: Alien macrophytes in the Great Lakes: survival of Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes. A. Eyraud* and H.J. MacIsaac.

164) August 2013: 8th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, Vancouver, B.C. Topic: Is hull fouling a potential vector for the introduction of nonindigenous species to the Canadian Arctic? F.T. Chan*, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac.

163) May 2013: Green Marine Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Topic: Fednav’s Hybrid BWT System - A Canadian company’s response to 13+ years of US ballast water regulations. G. Robichon and H.J. MacIsaac (joint presentation).

157-162) May 2013: CAISN Annual General Meeting, Kananaskis, Alberta: Topic 1: Determinants of rapid response success for alien invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. B. Beric* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Alien macrophytes in the Great Lakes: survival of Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes. A. Eyraud* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Effect of chlorine treatment in reducing viable zooplankton populations in ballast water tanks.  M. Hernandez*, E. Paolucci*, A. Potapov, M. Lewis and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Hybrid treatment to control plankton densities in ballast water tanks. E. Paolucci*, M. Hernandez*, A. Potapov, M. Lewis and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Identifying high-risk introduction events by examining the relationship between colonization pressure and propagule pressure. F. Chan*, J. Bradie, A. Drake and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 6: Phylogeography of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Eurasia. S. Ghabooli*, A. Zhan*, M. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac.

153-156) April 2013: 18th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Niagara Falls, ON.  Topic 1: Does transport pathway influence the relationship between colonization pressure and propagule pressure of zooplankton in ballast water of ships? F. Chan* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 2: Determinants of rapid response success for alien invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. B. Beric* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 3: Phylogeography of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Eurasia. S. Ghabooli*, A. Zhan*, M. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 4: Hybrid treatment to control plankton densities in ballast water tanks. E. Paolucci*, M. Hernandez*, A. Potapov and H.J. MacIsaac.

149-152) January 2013: 66th Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research – Society of Canadian Limnologists, Windsor ON. Topic 1: Range and survival of two nonindigenous species (Eichhornia crassipes) and (Pistia stratiotes) in the Great Lakes. A. Eyraud* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Phylogeography of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Eurasia. S. Ghabooli*, T. Shiganova, E. Briski* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Determinants of rapid response success for alien invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. B. Beric* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Transport pathway influences the relationship between colonization pressure and propagule pressure in invasion ecology. F.T. Chan*, E. Briski, S.A. Bailey, and H.J. MacIsaac.

 

148) July 2012: Association for Science in Limnology and Oceanography, Lake Biwa, Japan. Topic:  Exceptional biodiversity of Canadian freshwater and marine ports revealed using next generation pyrosequencing. (H.J. MacIsaac, A. Zhan*, D. Heath, M. Cristescu, M. Hulak*).

142-147) May 2012: Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network, Annual General Meeting, Montreal, QC. Topic 1: Do alien predator species have stronger negative impacts than native predators? E. Paolucci*, A. Ricciardi, and H.J. MacIsaac  Topic 2: Rapid response to alien invasive species: eradication, control the spread, and suppression strategies. B. Beric* and H.J. MacIsaac Topic 3: Determining the range and winter survival of two invasive macrophytes in the Great Lakes. A. Eyraud* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Characterizing propagule pressure and colonization pressure of ship-mediated aquatic nonindigenous species in the Canadian Arctic. F. Chan*, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: A mysterious underwater world: plankton biodiversity in major Canadian ports as revealed through next generation sequencing. A. Zhan*, M.E. Cristescu, C. Abbott, S. Adamowicz, T. Therriault, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 6: Genetic variation in the invasive mussel Limnoperna fortunei across South America and Asia. S. Ghabooli*, E. Paolucci*, P. Sardina, F. Sylvester, P. Perepelizin, A. Zhan*, M.E. Cristescu, and H.J. MacIsaac.

 

139-141) November 2011: 2nd World Conference on Biological Invasions and Ecosystem Functioning, Mar del Plata, Argentina. Topic 1: The effect of anti-fouling paints on marine hull fouling on transoceanic commercial vessels. F. Sylvester*, J. Bradie*, and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Alien predator species: are negative ecological interactions more common than positive ones? E. Paolucci*, A. Ricciardi, and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Morphological variation and genetic structure in the invasive mussel Limnoperna fortunei across South America. E. Paolucci*, P. Sardina, F. Sylvester, P. Perepelizin, A. Zhan*, S. Ghabooli*, M. Cristescu, and H.J. MacIsaac.

137-138) August 2011: 7th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, Barcelona, Spain. Topic 1:  Ship hull fouling as a vector of introduction of nonindigenous species to Canada’s marine coasts.  H.J. MacIsaac, O. Kalaci*, and F. Sylvester*.  Topic 2: Invasion genetics of the Ciona intestinalis species complex: from regional endemism to global homogeneity. A. Zhan*, M.E. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac. 

131-136) April 2011, Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Annual General Meeting, Quebec City, QC. Topic 1:  Hull fouling as a vector for introduction of non-indigenous species. A.A. Adebayo*, F. Sylvester*, O. Kalaci* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Domestic vessels as a potential pathway of nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River. A.A. Adebayo*, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: First vector-based risk assessment for ship-mediated biological invasions in the Canadian Arctic. Chan*, F.T., S.A. Bailey, C.J. Wiley and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Multiple introductions and invasion pathways for the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Eurasia. S. Ghabooli*, T. Shiganova, A. Zhan*, M. Cristescu, P. Eghtesadi-Araghi and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Assessing invasion risk across taxa and habitats. E. Briski* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 6: Jump or creep: population genetic structure and dispersal dynamics of the introduced golden mussel in South America. A. Zhan*, E. Paolucci, M. Cristescu, and H.J. MacIsaac.

128-130) February 2011: Association for Science in Limnology and Oceanography, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Topic 1:  Models to predict invasion risk via ships’ hull fouling. MacIsaac, H.J., F. Sylvester* and O. Kalaci*.  Topic 2: Domestic vessels as a potential pathway of nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River. A.A. Adebayo*, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: First vector-based risk assessment for ship-mediated biological invasions in the Canadian Arctic. F.T. Chan*, S.A. Bailey, C.J. Wiley and H.J. MacIsaac.

124-127) September 2010: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea Annual Science Conference, Nantes, France. Topic 1: Invasion genetics of Ciona intestinalis species complex: from regional endemism to global homogeneity. A. Zhan*, H.J. MacIsaac and M. Cristescu. Topic 2: A.A. Adebayo*, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac. Lakers as vectors for the introduction and spread of nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River. Topic 3: Multiple introductions and invasion pathways for the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Eurasia. S. Ghabooli*,  T. Shiganova, A. Zhan*, M. Cristescu, P. Eghtesadi-Araghi and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Use of DNA barcoding to detect invertebrate invasive species from diapausing eggs. E. Briski*, M. Cristescu, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac.

121-123) August 2010: 17th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, San Diego, CA. Topic 1: Multiple introductions and invasion pathways for the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Eurasia. S. Ghabooli*, A. Zhan*, M. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac, T. Shiganova and P. Eghtesadi-Araghi. Topic 2: Identification of ballast sediment invertebrate species using resting eggs and mitochondrial markers. H.J. MacIsaac, E. Briski*, M.E. Cristescu and S.A. Bailey. Topic 3: Tales from the crypt: instrument records from inside operating ballast tanks. D.F. Reid, T. Johengen, S.A. Bailey, C. Wiley, P. Jenkins and H.J. MacIsaac.

120) August 2010,: 31st Congress of the International Limnological Society, Cape Town, South Africa. Topic: Management of invasion vectors in the Great Lakes.

113-119) April 2010: Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia. Topic 1: A comprehensive analysis of ship-mediated invasion risk in the Canadian Arctic. F.T. Chan*, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Evaluation of stochastic gravity model selection for use in estimating spread of aquatic invasive species. J. Muirhead*, and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Looking at both sides of the invasion: the colonial violet tunicate in North America. D. Bock, A. Zhan*, H.J. MacIsaac and M.E. Cristescu. Topic 4: Lakers as transport vectors for introduction and spread of nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes. A. Adebayo*, and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Use of NaCl brine as a ballast water treatment technology on transoceanic vessels entering the Great Lakes. T. Wang*,  S.A. Bailey, C. Wiley, P. Jenkins, T. Johengen, D. Reid and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 6: Efficacy of regulations in protecting the Great Lakes from biological invasions via ships' ballast water. E. Briski*, S.A. Bailey, M.E. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 7: Invasion genetics of the model species Ciona intestinalis: cryptic species diversity and high population connectivity. A. Zhan*, H.J. MacIsaac and M.E. Cristescu.

112) October 2009: International Congress on Biological Invasions, Fuzhou, China. Topic: Global genetic analyses suggest recent human-mediated expansion for Ciona intestinalis, a highly invasive tunicate species complex. A. Zhan*, M.E. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac.

106-111) May 2009: Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Topic 1: Comparative phylogeography of two invasive colonial tunicates reveals contrasting invasion histories in North America. D. Bock, C. Lejeusne*, H.J. MacIsaac and M.E. Cristescu. Topic 2: Using brine to limit spread of nonindigenous species by ballast water. J. Bradie*, S. Bailey, C. Wiley and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Invertebrates and resting stages in ships entering Canadian freshwater and marine ports. E. Briski*, S. Bailey, M.E. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Analysis of ship-mediated invasion risks in the Canadian arctic. (award winning poster) F. Chan*, S. Bailey, C. Wiley and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Use of NaCl brine as a ballast treatment technology for transoceanic vessels entering the Great Lakes. T. Wang*, S. Bailey, H.J. MacIsaac, C. Wiley, P. Jenkins, T. Johengen and D.F. Reid. Topic 6: Hull fouling as a vector for introduction of non-indigenous species. F. Sylvester* and H. MacIsaac.

95-105) April 2009: 16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Montreal, Quebec. Topic 1: Invertebrates and resting stages in sediments of vessels entering Canadian ports. E. Briski*, M. Cristescu, H.J. MacIsaac and S.A. Bailey. Topic 2: Comparative phylogeography of two invasive colonial tunicates reveals contrasting invasion histories in North America. D. Bock, C. Lejeusne*, H.J. MacIsaac and M.E. Cristescu. Topic 3: Genetic tracks of the invasion of Limnoperna fortunei in South America. S. Ghabooli*, F. Sylvester*, C. Lejeusne, M. Cristescu, H. MacIsaac, E. Paolucci* and P. Sardina. Topic 4: Ships as vectors for freshwater bryozoans. R. Kipp, S. Bailey, H. MacIsaac and A. Ricciardi. Topic 5: Detection of a colonizing aquatic, non-indigenous species. C. Harvey*, S. Qureshi* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 6: Trends on publications of the world’s worst 100 invasive species, 1965-2007. R. Tedla* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 7: Use of NaCl brine and road salt as a ballast treatment technology. T. Wang*, H. MacIsaac, S. Bailey, C. Wiley, P. Jenkins, T. Johengen and D.F. Reid. Topic 8: The role of domestic shipping as a vector for introduction and spread of non-indigenous species in the Great Lakes. S. Bailey, M. Rup*, C. Wiley, M. Minton, W. Miler, G. Ruiz and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 9: Brine treatment for limiting spread of nonindigenous species in ballast water. J. Bradie*, H.J. MacIsaac, S.A. Bailey, C. Wiley, D.F. Reid, T. Johengen, S. Santagata and G. Ruiz. Topic 10: Hull fouling as a vector for introduction of non-indigenous species. F. Sylvester*, C. van Overdijk and H.J.  MacIsaac.  

93-94) November 2008: Fifty years of invasion ecology – the legacy of Charles Elton. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Topic 1: Detecting a colonizing, nonindigenous species. H.J. MacIsaac, C.T. Harvey*, and S. Qureshi*. Topic 2: Large-scale assessment of hull-fouling as a vector for introduction of nonindigenous species. F. Sylvester* and H.J. MacIsaac.

92) October 2008: IV Congreso Argentino de Limnologia, Bariloche, Argentina. Topic: Genetic tracks of the invasion of Limnoperna fortunei in South America. F. Sylvester*, S. Ghabooli*, E. Paolucci, P. Sardińa, C. Lejeusne, M.E. Cristescu and H.J MacIsaac.

91) August 2008: Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee. Topic: Finding exotic needles in a haystack: early detection of colonizing species when rare. C. Harvey*, S. Qureshi* and H.J. MacIsaac.

87-90) June 2008: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, St. John’s Newfoundland. Topic 1: Looking at Lakers: domestic shipping as a vector for introduction or spread of aquatic nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes. S.A.  Bailey, M.P. Rup*, C.J. Wiley, M.S. Minton, A.W. Miller, G.M. Ruiz and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Comparative assessment of invertebrate resting stages in ballast sediment of ships entering Canadian freshwater and marine ports. E. Briski*,  S.A. Bailey, M.E. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Hull fouling as a vector for introduction of nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes. F. Sylvester*, C. van Overdijk* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Predicting spread of Cabomba caroliniana in Ontario. M. Jacobs* and H.J. MacIsaac.

83-86) April 2008: Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting. Topic 1: Efficacy of NaCl treatment for limiting spread of nonindigenous species via ballast water. J. Bradie*, S.A. Bailey, H.J. MacIsaac and C.J. Wiley.  Topic 2: Comparative assessment of invertebrate resting stages in ballast sediment of ships entering Canadian freshwater and marine ports. E. Briski*, S. Bailey, M.E. Cristescu and H.J. MacIsaac.  Topic 3: Detecting invasive species when rare: finding needles in haystacks.  S. Qureshi*, C.T. Harvey* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Hull fouling as a vector for introduction of nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes. F. Sylvester*, C. van Overdijk* and H.J. MacIsaac.

80-82) September 2007: 15th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Topic 1:  Modeling spread of aquatic invasive species using hierarchical models. (with J. Muirhead*). Topic 2: Biological efficacy of NaCl brine as a ballast water treatment technology for transoceanic vessels entering the Great Lakes. (with J. Bradie*, S. Bailey and C. Wiley). Topic 3: Biological effectiveness of open-ocean ballast water exchange for preventing invertebrate invasions between freshwater ports. (with D.F. Reid, D. Gray* and T. Johengen).

79) September 2006: 4th European Conference on Biological Invasions (NEOBIOTA), Vienna, Austria. Topic: Use and limitations of molecular markers in identification of invasion pathways (H.J. MacIsaac, D. Gray*, D. Kelly*, J. Muirhead*, S. Ellis* and D. Heath).

76-78) June 2006: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Meeting, Victoria, B.C. Topic 1: A risk assessment for the distribution of the Chinese mitten crab in North America based on propagule pressure and environmental niche models. L.-M. Herborg*, C.L. Jerde, D.M. Lodge, G.M. Ruiz and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 2: Vicariance and dispersal effects on phylogeographic structure and speciation in estuaries. D.W. Kelly*, H.J. MacIsaac and D. Heath. Topic 3: Prediction of dispersal and establishment of aquatic nonindigenous species across Ontario lakes: linking vector-based and habitat-matching models. J. Muirhead* and H.J. MacIsaac.

75) May 2006: 14th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S.A., Topic: Does open-ocean ballast exchange prevent the transfer of invertebrates between freshwater ports? D.K. Gray*, C. van Overdijk*, T. Johengen, D.F. Reid and H.J. MacIsaac.

71-74) May 2006: International Association for Great Lakes Research Conference, Windsor, ON.  Topic 1: Examination of the salinity tolerance of nonindigenous invertebrates in the Great Lakes. S. Ellis*, H.J. MacIsaac and G.M. Ruiz. Topic 2: The use of ecological niche modeling in identifying high risk areas for species invasions. L.-M. Herborg*, B. Cudmore, N.E. Mandrak, D.M. Lodge and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Does open-ocean ballast exchange reduce the risk of future Great Lakes’ introductions from transoceanic vessels? D.K. Gray*, C. van Overdijk*, T. Johengen, D.F. Reid and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4: Prediction of dispersal and establishment of aquatic nonindigenous species across Ontario lakes. J. Muirhead* and H.J. MacIsaac.

70) January 2006: Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Calgary, Alberta. Topic: Vicariance and dispersal effects on phylogeographic structure and speciation in a widespread estuarine invertebrate. D. Kelly*, H.J. MacIsaac and D. Heath.

  

69) September 2005: Aquatic Ecology at the Dawn of the XXI Century, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia. Topic: Biological invasion by nonindigenous species is an emerging force of change to global aquatic communities. H.J. MacIsaac, M. Orlova and I. Telesh.

68) August 2005: Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec. Topic: Life-history variation and the dispersal of invasive species in Ontario lakes. J. Muirhead* and H.J. MacIsaac. 

67) May 2005: Biological Invasions of Inland Waters Workshop, Florence, Italy.  Topic:  Identification of source:destination relationships using spatially-explicit vector models and microsatellite DNA. H.J. MacIsaac, R. Colautti* and J. Muirhead*

66) May 2005: 2nd Annual Aquatic Invaders Workshop, Queen's University Biological Station, ON. Topic: Effect of gravity model choice on spatial prediction of spiny waterflea dispersal. J. Muirhead* and H.J. MacIsaac

65) January 2005: Society of Canadian Limnologists, Windsor, ON. Topic: Invasion genetics of the spiny waterflea. R. Colautti*, D. Heath and H.J. MacIsaac.

60-64) September 2004: 13th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Ennis, Ireland. Topic 1: Genetic identity and invasion dynamics of the quagga mussel Dreissena bugensis rostriformis in the Volga River basin and Great Lakes as revealed by microsatellites. H.J. MacIsaac, T. Therriault*, M. Docker, M. Orlova^, and D. Heath. Topic 2: Transfer of nonindigenous species to the Great Lakes in residual water of No Ballast on Board (NOBOB) vessels. C. van Overdijk*, S. Bailey*, I. Duggan*, D. Reid, T. Johengen and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 3: Modeling the risk of invasion by diapausing eggs in residual ballast sediments. S.A. Bailey*, I. Duggan*, D. Gray*, and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 4:  Viability of invertebrate diapausing eggs exposed to saltwater: implications for the Great Lakes’ ship ballast management. D. Gray*, S.A. Bailey*, I. Duggan*, and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 5: Life history variation and the spread of nonindigenous species across Ontario lakes. J. Muirhead* and H.J. MacIsaac.

59) July 2004: 7th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Topic: Predicting biological invasions in the Great Lakes and beyond.  

58) August 2003: Ecological Society of America, Savanna, Georgia. Topic: What determines invasion success? R.I. Colautti* and H.J. MacIsaac.

53-57) June 2003: International Association for Great Lakes Research Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Topic 1: IAGLR ‘White Paper’ on Aquatic Invasive Species: progress, product and prognosis. J. Gannon, D. Reid, H.J. MacIsaac, M. Dochoda, M. Burrows, D. Mason and J. Hartig; Topic 2: Transoceanic NOBOB vessels entering the Great Lakes: vectors for new invasions. C. van Overdijk*, S. Bailey*, I. Duggan* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 3: NOBOB project task 2 – ballast tank mesocosms experiments and use of incubator-emergence traps. D. Reid, S. Bailey*, T.  Johengen, S. Constant, P. Jenkins, C. van Overdijk*, I. Duggan* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 4: Just add water: evidence for in situ emergence of invertebrates from resting stages in NOBOB ballast tanks. I. Duggan*, S.A. Bailey*, C. van Overdijk*, D.F. Reid, T. Johengen and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 5: Can partial ballast exchange reduce viability of resting stages in the ballast tanks of NOBOB ships? D. Gray*, I. Duggan*, S.A. Bailey* and H.J. MacIsaac.

46-52) June 2003: 12th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Windsor, ON. Topic 1: Economic impacts of invasive nonindigenous species in Canada: quantifying the nonquantified. H. MacIsaac, S.A. Bailey*, R.I. Colautti*, C. van Overdijk* and K. Amundsen; Topic 2: Risk assessment for prediction of invertebrate invaders in the Laurentian Great Lakes. I. Grigorovich*, R.I. Colautti* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: The Great Lakes NOBOB project: 38 ships and 82 tanks later. T. Johengen, D.F. Reid, P. Jenkins, S.A. Bailey*, C. van Overdijk*, F. Dobbs and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 4: Do resting eggs in ballast tanks pose an invasion risk? S.A. Bailey*, C. van Overdijk*, I. Duggan*, and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 5: A null hypothesis for biological invasions. R.I. Colautti*, I. Grigorovich* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 6: Invasion kinetics of spiny waterflea dispersal in Ontario. J. Muirhead* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 7: Enemy Release Hypothesis. H.J. MacIsaac, R.I. Colautti and A. Ricciardi.

43-45) March 2003: 3rd  International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, La Jolla, CA; Topic 1: Economic impacts of invasive nonindigenous species in Canada: a case study. with S.A. Bailey*, R.I. Colautti*, C. van Overdijk*, and K. Amundsen; Topic 2: Assessment of live invertebrates and resting stages from NOBOB vessels entering the Great Lakes: potential vectors for new invasions. C. van Overdijk*, S.A. Bailey*, I. Duggan* and H. MacIsaac; Topic 3: Use of incubator-emergence traps for hatching studies in ballast tanks D.F. Reid, T. Johengen, F. Dobbs, S.A. Bailey*, I. Duggan* and H.J. MacIsaac.

40-42) February 2003: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Salt Lake City, UT. Topic 1: Changes in zooplankton community composition mediated by nonindigenous species; Topic 2: Sleeping stowaways: do resting eggs on transoceanic vessels pose an invasion risk? S.A. Bailey*, I. Duggan*, C. van Overdijk* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 3: Nasties in NOBOBs: Potential for introduction of invertebrates to the Great Lakes from residual ballast water. C. van Overdijk, I. Duggan, S.A. Bailey and H.J. MacIsaac.

39) January 2003: Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research and Society of Canadian Limnologists, Ottawa, ON. Topic: Viability of resting eggs collected from residual sediments in NOBOB vessels. S.A. Bailey*, I. Duggan*, C. van Overdijk* and H.J. MacIsaac.

38) September 2002: Speciation in Ancient Lakes Conference, Irkutsk, Russia. Topic: Old basins with new species. 

31-37) February 2002: 11th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Alexandria, VA. Topic 1: Modeling ballast water invasion risks in the Great Lakes. H. MacIsaac, T. Robbins, and M. Lewis; Topic 2: Overview and taxonomic assessment of live invertebrates in residual ballast sediment of NOBOB vessels entering the Great Lakes. T. Therriault*, H.J. MacIsaac and H. Limen*; Topic 3: Identification of live invertebrates in residual ballast water of NOBOB vessels entering the Great Lakes. C. van Overdijk*, S.A. Bailey* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 4: Assessment of invasion risk posed by invertebrate resting eggs in residual ballast sediments in NOBOB vessels entering the Great Lakes. S.A. Bailey* and H.J. MacIsaac; Topic 5: Distribution, fecundity, genetics and invasion routes of Cercopagis pengoi – a new exotic zooplankter in the Great Lakes. J. Makarewicz, H.J. MacIsaac, I. Grigorovich*, E. Mills, E. Damaske, M. Cristescu, W. Pearsall, M. LaVoie, R. Keats, L. Rudstam, P. Hebert, H. Halbritter, T. Kelly and C. Matkovich*; Topic 6: Impacts of nonindigenous species on the Lake Erie ecosystem. M. Austen, D. Schloesser, L. Corkum, J. Ciborowski, K. Fynn-Aikins, H.J. MacIsaac, J. Smith, and T. Johnson; Topic 7: Invasion ‘hotspots’ of the Laurentian Great Lakes. I.A. Grigorovich*, R.I. Colautti* and H.J. MacIsaac.

30) August 2001: Society of Conservation Biology, Hilo, HI. Topic: Invasion corridors to the Great Lakes: routes and mechanisms. H. MacIsaac, R.I. Colautti*, I.A. Grigorovich*, T. Therriault*, T. Robbins and M. Lewis.

27-29) April 2001: National Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, New Orleans, LA. Topic 1: Spatial and temporal analysis of shipping vectors to the Great Lakes. H.J. MacIsaac, R.I. Colautti*, C. van Overdijk*, A. Niimi, E. Mills and K. Holeck; Topic 2: Aquatic invertebrate introductions in the Black, Azov and Caspian Sea basins. I.A. Grigorovich*, H.J. MacIsaac and N.V. Shadrin; Topic 3: Assessment of transoceanic NOBOB Vessels and low-salinity ballast water as vectors for nonindigenous species introductions to the Great Lakes M. Doblin, F. Dobbs, H.J. MacIsaac and D. Reid.

24-26) June 2000: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Copenhagen, Denmark. Topic 1: Modeling Bythotrephes invasions. Topic 2: Global distribution, ecological traits and potential impacts of the invading cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi.  I. Grigorovich*, H.J. MacIsaac, J. Makarewicz, S. Afanasiev, A. Primak and G. Zhdanova. Topic 3: Multiple invasions of the Great Lakes by Ponto-Caspian species: homogenization in progress.  A. Ricciardi and H.J. MacIsaac.

23) December 1999: Biology Department, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON. Topic: 38.3°C in the shade, cryptic bordellos and Ponto-Caspian invaders in the Great Lakes.

20-22) August 1998: Societas Internationalis Limnologiae, Dublin, Ireland. Topic 1: Hydrodynamic modeling of Dreissena filtering effects. H.J. MacIsaac, O. Johannsson, J. Ye, W.G. Sprules, J. Leach and J. McCorquodale.  Topic 2: Distribution and invasion history of Bythotrephes in Europe and North America. H. Ketelaars, H.J. MacIsaac, and I.A. Grigorovich*, C. Ramcharan. Topic 3: Bythotrephes in the Great Lakes: genetic identification of European source population and erosion of founder effects. D. Berg, D. Garton, H.J. MacIsaac and V. Panov.

19) May 1998: International Association of Great Lakes Researchers, Hamilton, ON. Topic: Bythotrephes cederstroemi: Where did it come from? Where is it going?  D. Berg, D. Garton, H.J. MacIsaac and V. Panov.

18) May 1997: North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, San Marcos, TX. Topic: Colonization ecology of Dreissena mussels on soft sediments in Lake Erie. A. Bially* and H. MacIsaac.

17) March 1996: Sixth International Zebra Mussel Conference, Dearborn, MI. Topic: Temporal and spatial variation in organochlorine contaminants in zebra mussels from western Lake Erie. S. Roe* and H.J. MacIsaac.

16) November 1995: 5th International Symposium on Lake, Reservoir and Watershed Management, Toronto, ON. Topic: Importance of Bythotrephes cederstroemi in the diet of lake herring (Coregonus artedi) from a small, Ontario lake. R. Coulas* and H.J. MacIsaac.

15) June 1995: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Meeting, Reno, NV. Topic: Effects of suspended clay on filtering behaviour of Dreissena polymorpha. H.J. MacIsaac and R. Rocha*.

11-14) May 1995: International Association of Great Lakes Researchers, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Topic 1: Disturbance gradients and zebra mussel population structure in Lake Erie. Topic 2: Biomagnification of organic contaminants in western Lake Erie waterfowl that consume zebra mussels. E. Mazak* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Uptake from food of ortho-substituted PCBs by the zebra mussel. Y. Couillard*, C. Straughan, H.J. MacIsaac, J. Ciborowski and D. Haffner.

8-10) February 1995: 5th International Zebra Mussel Conference, Toronto, ON.  Topic 1: Population structure of an introduced species (Dreissena polymorpha) along a disturbance gradient. Topic 2: Dietary exposure of Dreissena-consuming waterfowl to organochlorine contaminants. E. Mazak* and H.J. MacIsaac. Topic 3: Effects of suspended clay on filtering behaviour of zebra mussels. H.J. MacIsaac and R. Rocha*.

7) January 1995: American Society of Zoologists, St. Louis, MO. Topic: Dietary exposure to organic contaminants of waterfowl that consume zebra mussels. E. Mazak* and H.J. MacIsaac.

5-6) March 1994: 4th International Zebra Mussel Research Conference, Madison, WI. Topic 1: Comparative growth rates of zebra and quagga mussels in the Great Lakes. Topic 2: Size-dependent Dreissena predation on microzooplankton. H.J. MacIsaac and C. Lonnee*.

4) November 1993: Ontario Technology Transfer Conference, Toronto, ON. Topic: A laboratory and field based determination of the elimination and uptake rate constants for PCBs in Dreissena polymorpha. H. Morrison, H.J. MacIsaac and D. Haffner.

3) February 1993: 3rd International Zebra Mussel Research Conference, Toronto, ON. Topic: Size-specific zebra mussel predation by crayfish.

2) June 1992: International Association of Great Lakes Researchers, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. Topic: Are zebra mussels responsible for recent water quality changes in western Lake Erie?

1) May 1992: North American Benthological Society, Louisville, KY. Topic: Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) filtering impacts in Lake Erie.

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