Special Issue "Biological Invasions: Selected Papers from NEOBIOTA 2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).
Twenty years after the first NEOBIOTA Conference was organised, “11th International Conference on Biological Invasions: The Human Role in Biological Invasions - a case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?” will be held 15-18 September, 2020, in Vodice, Croatia, under unusual circumstances due to Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this, research and management of biological invasions has to continue, keeping NEOBIOTA Conference an excellent stage for exchanging international scientific knowledge to cope with biological invasions, and offering an outstanding venue for networking especially for young researchers. Our comprehension on alien species is continuously increasing, as is the number of challenges caused by the alien species. Humans, as both the driving force and the main ecological engineer nowadays, play a crucial role in alien species invasions as well, sharing a role that has two faces or two mutually opposite characters, just as was the case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella. We are responsible for the dispersal of alien species (on purpose or accidentally), and creating (disturbed) habitats that are suitable for alien species to become invasive. However, we also are trying to manage and control them, to increase public awareness and increase citizen science activities. All aspects of biological invasions will be covered during the conference.
Selected papers that were presented at the congress are invited to submit their extended versions to this Special Issue of the journal Diversity after the conference. Submitted papers should be extended to the size of regular research or review articles, with at least a 50% extension of new results. All submitted papers will undergo our standard peer-review procedure. Accepted papers will be published in open-access format in Diversity and collected together in the Special Issue website. There are no page limitations for this journal.
Prof. Dr. Sven Jelaska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biogeography and macroecology
- citizen science
- species interactions and ecological networks
- changing environment