ICBI Congress, 1-4 May 2023
B3 Conference, 5 May 2023,
Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand

About ICBI2023

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Background.  The global threat posed by Invasive Alien Species (IAS) is greater than ever before, and it is becoming more evident that no country is immune from the immense, insidious and often irreversible economic, environmental and social impacts they present. These include numerous and growing numbers of pests, pathogens and weeds, that threaten valuable productive and natural ecosystems.

Scope.  The focus is broad covering invasive animal (vertebrate, invertebrate), pathogen and weed species across terrestrial, freshwater and aquatic ecosystems, and spanning the biosecurity continuum (pre-border, at-border and post-border), and long-term pest management, including impacts on biodiversity.

Conference high-level themes.  Innovation. Collaboration. Partnership

Suggested ICBI Sessions

Where possible, we would like sessions to be Integrative across biomes / sectors.

Themes already confirmed

  • One Biosecurity – (keynote)
  • Strengthening biosecurity across the Pacific
  • Adapting to climate change (Keynote)
  • Harnessing indigenous knowledge for biosecurity (Keynote)
  • Building social partnerships for biosecurity
  • Innovation for management across the biosecurity continuum
  • Economic and environmental impact of invasive species
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to invasive species management
  • Invasive species and multilateral policy
  • The ecology and evolution of invaders
  • Emerging biosecurity threats / issues

If you would like to suggest a session theme please contact

Planning for the following science sessions is well advanced with many more under consideration:

  • Climate change and invasive species
  • Behaviour change for on-farm biosecurity
  • Engagement with Mana Whenua for optimum biosecurity outcomes
  • Biological invasions in the Pacific
  • Animal diseases within the productive sector
  • Recent advances in brown marmorated stink bug management
  • Assessing the continued threat of the coconut rhinoceros beetle
  • Understanding fall armyworm invasiveness and biology
  • The threat of Ceratocystis to valued plant systems
  • Quarantine treatments to manage the spread of invasive species 
  • New control technologies for invasive species
  • Indigenous solutions for biological invasions
  • Molecular tools to mitigate biological invasions
  • Invasomics  / genomics of biological invasions
  • Remote and semi-autonomous platforms for biosecurity

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California Poppy, Lake Tekapo (Bio-Protection Resource Centre) Wilding Pine, Queenstown (Bio-Protection Research Centre)