ICHA 2020


  • Freshwater and marine HAB biogeography: Regional issues, population dynamics, biosecurity and alien species.
  • HAB prediction: Modeling, observing systems, data collection and processing.
  • Cyanobacteria: Harmful blooms in tropical, temperate and high latitude environments.
  • Ciguatera and benthic HABs: Harmful and nuisance algae in tropical, temperate and high latitude benthic environments.
  • HA biology: Culturing, physiology and life cycles.
  • HA ecology: Food chains, allelopathy, trophic strategies, parasitism/symbiosis, bacteria and viruses.
  • Ichtyotoxic HABs: Toxic metabolites, species, ecology and effects on aquaculture
  • Algal toxins: Chemistry/biochemistry, metabolism and analytical methods.
  • Toxicology: Mechanism of toxicity, international regulation and mitigation of algal toxins in food and water, clinical application for phycotoxins, veterinary medical applications.
  • Taxonomy, systematics and genomics: vegetative cells, morphological and molecular taxonomy, functional genomics and genetic diversity.
  • HAB Technologies: From biosensors and techniques for cell and toxin detection and quantification to modeling and prediction.
  • Wellness of coastal communities: Social and economic aspects, HABs and coastal activities sustainability.
  • Surveillance and management: Monitoring, management, mitigation of HABs and food security.
  • HABs in a changing World: Climate change, land use and ocean acidification and HABs.
  • HABs bio-optics and remote sensing: From inherent optical properties to satellites.
  • Cysts: Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, assemblages, palynology, genetics, climate change and toxins.
  • Networking activities around HABs
  • HABs in Latinamerica
  • Emerging issues

Presentation types


Each paper will be allocated 12 minute presentation time with 3 minutes for questions.

Each speedtalk will be allocated 5 minute presentation time (no questions)

Posters must respect format and sizes that will be detailed at a later stage. Posters will be displayed in areas close to the rooms where the oral sessions will be held and will be available for viewing at all times for the duration of the conference. Authors will be required to be available at designated times during poster sessions to discuss their poster with other delegates.

The ICHA official language is English

Convention Center La Paz
The meeting will be held at the Convention Center of La Paz located 35 minutes from the airport of La Paz, the first and only Convention Center in the city. It has an area of 12,000 m²; and is near the best hotels, restaurants, extraordinary beaches, down town and the seafront (malecón).

Getting to La Paz?
La Paz has a well serviced international Airport – Manuel Márquez de León- (IATA: LAP, ICAO: MMLP) with connectivity across Mexico. In addition, Los Cabos International Airport is only 150 km away via a new 4-lane highway, along the scenic Pacific Ocean.

There are also national and international direct destinations to the airports of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Culiacan, Toluca, Ciudad Obregón, Guasave, Guaymas, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Mazatlán and Los Angeles.

You can also arrive to La Paz via the 1,480 km transpeninsular highway that connects La Paz to Tijuana. Along this route you can experience spectacular desert and ocean landscapes and visit historic missions along the Baja Peninsula, established during the period of colonization and evangelization in the late seventeenth century.

From Los Mochis and Mazatlán, in the state of Sinaloa, it is possible to reach La Paz by ferry and enjoy a beautiful cruise on the Sea of Cortez.

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Cuba, La Habana. Investigador Titular del Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras, doctor en Ciencias en el Uso, Manejo y Preservación de los Recursos, y maestro en Ciencias del Agua.

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