December 1, 2021 – The 4th Croatian Symposium on Invasive Species, organized by the Croatian Ecological Society, was held in Zagreb on November 29 and 30, where experts from 11 European countries presented their most recent data and discussed their experiences with invasive species that are a major threat to biodiversity.
Seven Oikon experts participated in the Symposium. Oral presentations were given by:
- Nela Jantol: “Testing remote sensing methods for invasive alien species plants Ailanthus altissima and Amorpha fruticosa“;
- Jurica Tadić: “Risk assessment of selected invasive alien plant species using non-native risk assessment methodology in Croatia”;
- Prof. dr. sc. Milorad Mrakovčić: “Structure and characteristics of the fish community in the Neretva delta (Croatia) after the introduction of largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)”.
Poster presentations were given by:
- Matea Rubinić: “Distribution of invasive alien plant species near aquatic habitats in Croatia”;
- Lucia Perković: “Distribution of invasive alien plant species along railways in Croatia”;
- Marko Augustinović and Monika Petković: “Distribution and population density of nutria (Myocastor coypus) in Croatia” and “Distribution and population density of muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) in Croatia”