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
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.
Dr. 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.
Prof. 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
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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 ...
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