Second joint AlienScenarios & InvasiBES workshop on management alien species
The first online workshop co-organised between AlienScenarios and InvasiBES (1-2 April, 2020) concluded with the development of four scenarios for biological invasions at European scale according to potential socio-environmental changes and the creation of an overall management strategy of invasive alien species. The second part of the workshop was held online from 30 September to 2 October 2020, in which the common management strategy of invasive alien species was stress-tested under each scenario aiming to provide consistent management recommendations to future uncertainties and these recommendations were incorporated into the strategy for biological invasions. This workshop was co-organized by members of the AlienScenarios project (Núria Roura-Pascual, WP IV), and the InvasiBES project (Jonathan Jeschke & Wolf-Christian Saul, WP VII), with the collaboration of Lucas Rutting (scenarios facilitator, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University) and Garry Peterson (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University). The three-day workshop had about 35 participants from both projects, but also relevant stakeholders on the management of biological invasions across Europe. The organizers would like to thank the involvement and enthusiasm of the collaborators and all participants. Their commitment, time and expertise was paramount to achieve the objectives of the workshop.