Organizers: ICMB XII

The Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions (SSMB) convenes the International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB) approximately every two years in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and research results about marine invasive species among scientists and policy makers from around the world.

Conference organization and administration are managed by voluntary members of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions and by each conference's Local Organizing Committee, which is formed by the conference host.

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

ICMB XII is hosted by MARE-Madeira.

Member Institution
João Canning-Clode (Co-Chair) MARE-Madeira
Paola Parretti (Co-Chair) MARE-Madeira
Susanne Schäfer (Co-Chair) MARE-Madeira
Diane Esson MARE-Madeira
Rúben Freitas MARE-Madeira
Sonia Gueroun MARE-Madeira
João Monteiro MARE-Madeira
Natacha Nogueira Regional Directorate for the Sea, Madeira
Patrícia Nunes MARE-Madeira
Inês Orfão MARE-Madeira

Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)

Member Institution
Chela Zabin (Co-President) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and San Francisco State University, USA
Jeff Crooks (Co-President) Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, USA
Alejandro Bortolus Grupo de Ecología en Ambientes Costeros, Instituto Patagónico para el Estudio de los Ecosistemas Continentales (IPEEC-CONICET), Argentina
Marnie Campbell Deakin University, Australia
João Canning Clode MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Madeira Island, Portugal
John Darling EPA National Exposure Laboratory, USA
Lisa Drake SGS Global Marine Services, USA
Amy Fowler George Mason University, USA
Paul Gribben Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the University of New South Wales, Australia
Graeme Inglis National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Sciences Ltd (NIWA), New Zealand
Inti Keith Charles Darwin Foundation, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Whitman Miller Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA
Gil Rilov National Institute of Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Israel
Marc Rius Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB, CSIC), Spain
Tammy Robinson-Smythe Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Evangelina Schwindt Grupo de Ecología en Ambientes Costeros, Instituto de Biología de Organismos Marinos (IBIOMAR-CONICET), Argentina
Thomas Therriault Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Canada
Takefumi Yorisue University of Hyogo, Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Japan


Member Institution
Judith Pederson MIT Sea Grant College Program, USA
James Carlton Williams College, USA