PAST AND PRESENT OF BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS IN SOUTHERN EUROPE
Ana Isabel Queiroz (IHC-FCSH, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal): firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Hearn (Laboratorio di Archeologia e Storia Ambientale, Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy): email@example.com
Until September 12, let us know if you whish to contribute with a paper to a ESEH 2015 panel on biological invasions in Southern Europe, addressing cultural dimensions, such as:
– the early beginnings: origins, pathways, entries and dispersion trails, in order to elaborate narratives on the processes and patterns, and a set of maps for different times and places;
– environmental values: perceptions, attitudes and discourses, exploring technical and non-technical terminology and iconography that referred or described these species, their impacts and the related policies (at local level and upwards);
– narratives of invasion: local stories of damages in economy, ecology and human health, evaluating different types of costs over time in areas particularly infested and for particular activities;
– records of struggle: responses to inconvenience and losses, which analyze theory and practice in the combat against pests using repellents, traps, insecticides and biological control; international cooperation for common management measures and biosecurity policies.