EURO-BASIN Training ProgrammeTraining Workshop:

EURO-BASIN will organise and co-fund three short training workshops, and two biennnual summer schools between 2010-2014. Details and elligibility below. Sign up for email alerts for application deadlines.

 

EURO-BASIN Training Workshop on
Vital Rates Measuring Techniques

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Dates and Venue: 23-25 January 2012,
Venue: Große Elbstraße 133, 22767 Hamburg (IHF, Un. Hamburg; map)
Organisers: Linda Holste (U. Hamburg) and Sigrun Jonasdottir (DTU-Aqua)

Objectives: The focus of this course will be the discussion and development of measuring-standards of vital rates. In specific, essential rates of reproduction, growth, feeding and mortality of key zooplankton groups will be developed.

The participants will discuss pros and cons of different methods with invited specialists, to ensure optimal collection and transformation of information that can consistently be used as a standard method within EURO-BASIN and other BASIN related programs. A special attention will be given to measurements essential for different ecological modeling purposes involving of zooplankton.

Lecturers:

Erica HeadDr. ERICA HEAD is a senior researcher at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada. Her research is focused on the distribution and ecology of zooplankton on the Scotian Shelf and in the Labrador Sea. She has been involved in uncountable amount of cruises where her team has e.g. measured reproduction biology of mainly Calanus spp. In the workshop Dr. Head will give a lecture on methodology for measuring reproduction and feeding, and be actively involved in discussions and debates on methods on feeding and mortality.

MArk OhmanProf. MARK OHMAN is a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA. There are not many fields of marine ecology in which Prof. Ohman has not been involved. One of the fields his name is often associated with is mortality estimates – spatial differences and stage specific mortalities. In the work shop Prof. Ohman will share his vision and expertise on methods on measuring mortality and give a short introduction to modeling of mortality

Lidia YebraDr. LIDIA YEBRA is a senior researcher in the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, IEO), Spain. Dr. Yebra is a zooplankton ecologist with special interest in zooplankton production. She has been actively involved in developing new biochemical techniques to estimate growth of zooplankton, an expertise she will share with us during the workshop.


Kevin FlynnProf. KEVIN FLYNN is the Head of the Department of Biosciences at Swansea University, UK. His interest is to develop and deploy mechanistic models to describe plankton behaviour and impacts on trophic dynamics through multi-nutrient interactions between plankton functional groups. In the workshop Prof. Flynn will give an introduction to plankton models and present the modeller’s need for vital rate parameters.

Myron PeckDr. MYRON PECK is a professor at the IHF Uni Hamburg. His research interests encompass a broad range of aspects relating to the life history of marine and estuarine fish and invertebrates amongst others including especially the evaluation of factors which affect vital rates (growth, survival, feeding, reproduction) and the coupling of species life history and physiology.

Sigrun JonasdottirDr. SIGRÚN JÓNASDÓTTIR is a senior research scientist at the Technical University of Denmark. Her research interests are on the effects of phytoplankton nutrient quality on zooplankton population growth and utilisation and importance of stored lipids in zooplankton for reproduction and survival. In the workshop Dr. Jónasdóttir will be share her opinions on production and feeding methodologies.

Linda HolsteDr. LINDA HOLSTE is a zooplankton ecologist at IHF Un. Hamburg. In controlled laboratory and shipboard experiments she is studying the effect of different environmental conditions (e.g., temperature, salinity, food quality and quantity) on vital rates of key copepod species of the Baltic and North Atlantic (e.g., Acartia spp., Temora longocornis, Pseudocalanus spp.). Professional profile ...


Programme: (download PDF)

DAY 1, Monday, 23 January:

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:15 Coupling Measurements of Vital Rates and Physiology: Towards a Cause and Effect Understanding of Changes in Zooplankton Populations (Myron Peck)
10:15 - 11:15 Use of zooplankton vital rates in ecological modeling (Kevin Flynn)

Coffee break

12:30 – Measures of zooplankton grazing. (Erica Head and Sigrun Jonasdottir)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Discussing methodology of Grazing/Feeding
15:00-16:00 Zooplankton egg production rates (Erica Head and Sigrun Jonasdottir)

Coffee break

16:30-18:00 Discussing Reproduction

Dinner

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 23 January):
09:00- 10:00 Copepod mortality Part I. Measurements (Mark Ohman)

Coffee break

10:30-11:30 Copepod mortality Part II. Modeling (Mark Ohman)

Lunch

13:00-15:00 Discussing Mortality methods

Coffee break

15:00-16:00 Methods on measuring zooplankton growth rates (Lidia Yebra)
16:00-18:00 Discussing Growth measurements

Dinner

DAY 3 (Wednesday 24 January):
09:15-09:30 Intro into protocol handling
09:30-10:30 Discussion in selected groups

Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Presentation of measurement protocols

Lunch

14:00-16:00 Presentation of measurement protocols continued

CLOSING

Attendees:

Name
Project role
Institute
Name
Project role
Institute
Claudia Castellani
Hoegni Debes
Caglar Yumruktepe
Sari Giering
Rachel Harmer
Chris Lindemann
Julie Grenvald
Julie Sainmont
Melissa Acevedo
PI
PI
PI
cruise
cruise
cruise
cruise
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SAHFOS, UK
FAMRI, Faroe
IMS-METU, TU
NOC, UK
PML, UK
DTU-Aqua, DK
DTU-Aqua, DK
DTU-Aqua, DK
CSIC, ES

  Barbara Niehoff
Linda Seifert
Uxue Tilves
Jan Büdenbender
Silke Lischka
Itziar Álvarez

Coleen Suckling
Morten Iversen
Teresa Silva


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AWI, DE
Potsdam, DE
CSIC, ES
IFM Geomar
IFM Geomar
CSIC, ES

AWI, DE
BAS, UK
HAFRO, Ic.

 

Selection criteria:
Priority to EURO-BASIN Contributors to WP2, WP3 and WP4 (but open to all BASIN-related projects & North American participants). Maximum 16 participants. No workshop fees, but travel and living expenses covered by participants (selected EURO-BASIN participants can use the projects funds for attendance). Interested applicants should email to euro-basin@aqua.dtu.dk (subject: EURO-BASIN VR Training Workshop + YOUR NAME) with SINGLE PDF including a CV and max. of 250 words on the following points:

(1) Relevant experience to the course programme (short paragraph) ;
(2) Current involvement in the BASIN/EURO-BASIN programs with reference to Tasks or research teams involved (short paragraph) ;
(3) How could the training facilitate the specific research tasks you are involved in (short paragraph)?

Local Information:

Dates: 23-25 January 2012,
Venue: Große Elbstraße 133, 22767 Hamburg (IHF, Un. Hamburg; map)
Organisers: Linda Holste (U. Hamburg) and Sigrun Jonasdottir (DTU-Aqua)

HOTELS & HOSTELS (within 10-20 min on foot from institute):
Hotel Stephane, 10 min from institute
Zleep Hotel, 15-20 min walk from institute (from 60 euros per night)
SchanzenStern Hostel in nearby Altona

NEXT on the EURO-BASIN Training Programme:

Optical Methods in Plankton Taxonomy Sign for an alert
Objective: Share expertise in the in situ optical methods to be used in the cruises, VPR & LOPC
Organisers: Klas Moeller (U. Hamburg)
Dates & Venue: September 2012; Hamburg or Bergen (during ICES ASC 2012)

 

SUMMER SCHOOLS 2012-2014:

IMBER CLIMECO3 Summer School 2012 Sign for an alert
Organisers: IMBER; Baris Salihoglu, METU
Dates & Venue: July 2012; Ankara, Turkey
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IMBER CLIMECO4 Summer School 2014 Sign for an alert
Organisers: IMBER; Baris Salihoglu, METU
Dates & Venue: tbc; Ankara, Turkey

Research WorkPackages (WP) & Focus:

WP Focus Leader
WP1 Data Integration Un. Bremen
WP2 Carbon Pump NOC;CNRS-UBO
WP3 Key Species IMR;Un. Nordland
WP4 Trophic Flow HAFRO;Un.Swansea
WP5 Living Resources IFREMER; DTU
WP6 Basin-scale Modelling PML;CNRS-UBO
WP7 Bioeconomic Modelling PML;UEA;IRD
WP8 Ocean Management DTU;Un. Hamburg

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