Georges JY, Pupins M, Nekrasova O, Tytar V, Skute A, Čeirāns A, Petrov I, Theissinger K (2022) Distribution trends of invasive Asian carps (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and Aristichthys nobilis) in Europe in the context of climate change. 36th Congress of the International Society of Limnology, Berlin Germany, 7-10 Aug 2022 – ABSTRACT

Georges JY, Kuhn I, Combroux I, Francesconi C, Grac C, Graf L, Lemonnier G, Meka J, Pardonnet S, Pupins M, Razafindralay L, Schmidt I, Skute A, Theissinger K (2022) When reintroduction turns to invasion: a fable about turtles and crayfish. 23rd Symposium of the International Association of Astacology, Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, 20-26 June 2022 – TALK (read the abstractsee the talk)

Romaniuk P (2022) Multi-stakeholder governance of European wetlands – networks as learning organizations. 17th SWS Europe Chapter Meeting – Connecting wetlands functioning and biodiversity towards nature-based solutions. Arles, France, 13-16 June 2022 – TALK (link to the conference)

Summer days in Provence and EMYS-R socio-representation is surely there in beautiful LUMA Center, with the presentation given by EMYS-Research Assistant Pat titled „Multi-stakeholder governance of European wetlands – networks as learning organizations”. And with rather daring questions: can the European wetlands be governed in community-led style, leading to wetlands’ sustainability? Can this be a (part of) this system-wide transformative change for biodiversity, that is so seeked by top policy-makers? Answers are yet to be found (if at all) which might take years. Yet the presentation strikes quite a resonance, with discussions upon those questions continuing over lunch and evening drinks. And their substance is reflected also in other presentations, including the keynote speech from Ramsar Convention Secretariat Representative: values and benefits of nature will become key in the coming years; they need more in-depth scientific inquiry. Socio-economic models on wetlands and beyond need to change in order to move towards „biodiversity viability”. UK has some nice examples of community-led conservation projects, that are actually role-models for the questions posed above. USA as well. But the question remains – how to make them work in continental Europe, with its diversity of socio-ecological landscapes?… 

Nekrasova O, Pupins M, Marushchak O, Tytar V, Martinez-Silvestre A, Georges JY, Theissinger K, Čeirāns A, Skute A (2022) Prospects for the invasion of six exotic aquatic turtles species recorded in Eastern Europe: bioclimatic thresholds. 22nd International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species – Global climate change amplifies aquatic invasive species impacts, Oostende, Belgium. 18-22 April 2022 – POSTER (link)

Emys-R is funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa & Water JPI joint call for research proposals, under the BiodivRestore ERA-Net COFUND programme, and with the funding organisations Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Germany), State Education Development Agency (VIAA, Latvia), and National Science Center (NSC, Poland).



Jean-Yves Georges, IPHC, FR


Kathrin Theissinger, SGN, DE