Next start date: February 10th

IFM Scotland Branch AGM and Talk

Links between riparian invasive plants, invertebrates and salmonid fish in Scottish rivers

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Event details

Start
10 February 2022

Venue
Online

Course fees
£0.00

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Units covered

The Annual General Meeting of the IFM Scotland Branch. 

The meeting will be followed by a talk by Dr Alex Seeney of Apem Ltd

Links between riparian invasive plants, invertebrates and salmonid fish in Scottish rivers

The field of invasion ecology has made significant advances since attention was first drawn to plant and animal invasions by Charles Elton in 1958, and invasive species are now considered to be one of the greatest threats to global biodiversity. However, significant deficiencies remain, both in research and in understanding. Riparian zones act as vital buffers between rivers and terrestrial pressures; so much so that riparian systems are increasingly becoming focal areas for studying stressors affecting river ecosystems. However, there is still a comparative lack of knowledge as to the specific pathways through which riparian invaders exert their effects. The research presented here aimed to tease apart and quantify the effects of riparian invasive plants from the many environmental and anthropogenic stressors which affect invertebrate and salmonid communities in Scottish rivers.

The meeting is open to all and you do not have to be an IFM Scotland Branch Member to attend

The agenda for the meeting is here

Then minutes of the last AGM can be read  here

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