Addressıng of Invasıve Alıen Specıes Threats ın Terrestrıal Areas and Inland Waters ın Turkey

Training on Impacts of Climate Change on Invasive Alien Species 13 – 14 January 2022, Istanbul

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the seventh of the trainings planned, training on Impacts of Climate Change on Invasive Alien Species was held between 13 -14 January 2022 in Istanbul in hybrid format.

Approximately 90 participants from relevant General Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, regional directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, officials from stakeholder and relevant Ministries, academicians and NGO representatives, and project experts participated to the training.

Within the scope of the training, the concept of climate change and the impact of climate change on invasive alien species with case studies from Turkey and on a global scale was addressed by the guest lecturers from Turkey and foreign guest speakers from United Kingdom. Our partners Mr. Petri Ahlroth and his team from Finland Environment Institute (SYKE) also contributed by making presentations on these subjects.

In addition, a panel was held on the development of practices after post-adaptation actions to climate change in EU Member States and candidate countries, pertinacity and affectibility.

Trainers and Guest Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Lecturer and TERIAS Project Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) species expert – Turkey
    Prof. Dr. Kerim Çiçek, Vice President of Biology Department, Ege University, Faculty of Science and TERIAS Project Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) species expert – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Murat Türkeş, Boğaziçi University, Climate Change and Policies Application and Research Center, Faculty Member – Turkey
  • Gordon Copp, Senior Scientist in Risk Analysis of Non-native Aquatic Species – United Kingdom
  • Petri Ahlroth, Director of Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Biodiversity Centre – Finland
  • Terhi Ryttäri, Senior Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Biodiversity Centre – Finland
  • Katriina Könönen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Biodiversity Centre – Finland

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant:
 DAI Global Austria GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

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