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Facing the invasion of alien arthropods species


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The International Conference “FACING THE INVASION OF ALIEN ARTHROPODS SPECIES: ecology, modelling and control of their economic impact and public health implications” will take place in Trento (Italy) from 7th to 9th November 2016.

Contributions are welcome on any aspect of ecology, epidemiology and modelling related to the invasion of arthropod alien species and their economic impact on agriculture and public health. An International Scientific Committee was set up in collaboration with the Advisory Board of Lexem project  in order to ensure the involvement and participation of a worldwide research community. 

The deadline for receipt of proposals will be from end of June 2016. A draft program will be available soon in the download section. Information about keynote speakers is published on the right column.


Junior (master or phd students and post-doc): early € 150; late € 180
Senior (others): early € 250, late € 280
Early registration: up to 31 August, 2016
One day registration: 

Junior € 80
Senior: € 130

Registration deadline: 23 October, 2016
Registration fee includes:
coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, visit and social dinner at MUSE (Science Museum of Trento), conference kit.

You can submit your abstract through the registration online procedure
Deadline abstract submission: July 31, 2016


  • Roberto Rosà - Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • Alessandro Gretter - Fondazione Edmund Mach 
  • Floriana Marin - Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • Cervantes Gonzalo - Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • Gianfranco Anfora - Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • Andrea Pugliese - Università degli Studi di Trento
  • Myriam Stettermayer - Università degli Studi di Trento



  • Alessandra della Torre (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • Teun Dekker  (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • Marino Gatto (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • Peter J Hudson (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • William K. Reisen (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • Raman Velayudhan (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • Vaughn Walton (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • Hervè Zeller (LEXEM Advisory Board member)
  • Annapaola Rizzoli (LEXEM PI)
  • Capelli Gioia (LEXEM WP leader)






Opening abstract submission: April 22, 2016
Deadline abstract submission: July 31, 2016
Notification abstract acceptance: by August 20,  2016

Early bird registration: up to August 31, 2016
Registration deadline: October
23, 2016 


Venue: Grand Hotel Trento  Piazza Dante 20 - Trento

Available special conditions for accomodation until September 30 inclusive:
write to congress@grandhoteltrento.comquoting LEXEM


Scientific contacts

Andrea Pugliese
Università degli Studi di Trento
Office: +39 0461 281519

Roberto Rosà
Research and Innovation Centre
Fondazione Edmund Mach
Office: +39 0461 615167
Mobile: +39 366 9625617

Organizing contacts
Comunicazione CRI
Office: +39 0461 615543/572/601
Mobile: +39 335 6014107  / 335 7440196

Comunicazione collina
Office: +39 0461 281545