3rd international workshop on trait-based approaches to marine life

Objectives of the workshop:

  • to assess and continue the development of trait-based approaches in different fields of ecology and marine science,
  • facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas and progress between marine, terrestrial and limnology-based researchers and students,
  • use a novel, collaborative format to identify core emerging questions and issues relevant to the use of trait-based approaches,
  • to point out how these methods can be utilized to better understand marine ecosystem functioning and as a framework for marine ecosystem modelling

Expected impact:

  • The trait-based approach is employed in many areas of ecology and ecosystem science, and the series of workshops on ‘Trait-based approaches to Ocean Life’ has proven to be a rare and vital meeting place for different disciplines in this field. With this third meeting we solidify the workshop as an essential clearinghouse for new developments in this field.
  • We expect the workshop will continue to inspire and trigger publications co-authored by participants from the many research groups adopting this approach.
  • The workshop will attract young talented students and future scientists to this vibrant field, and much of funding sources will be used to support travel and accommodation for students.

Host: The Workshop is hosted by the Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics in Bergen, Norway – a research cluster between the Institute of Marine Research, University of Bergen, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, and Uni Research Ltd, Bergen. Together the four partners in the Hjort Centre along with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research represent a substantial knowledge hub within marine research.

Scientific Steering Committee:  Ken Andersen (Technical University of Denmark), Andrew Barton (Scripps Institution of Oceanography and University of California, San Diego), Stephanie Dutkiewicz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tatiana Rynearson (University of Rhode Island), Øyvind Fiksen (Organizer, University of Bergen and Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics), Agostino Merico (Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology), Nicholas Record (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science), Chris Lindemann (University of Bergen), Jorn Bruggeman (Plymouth Marine Lab)

Any questions? Contact Øyvind Fiksen – University of Bergen (email: oyvind.fiksen@uib.no)


More info: https://traitbased.b.uib.no/


Where: Bergen, Norway

When: 20-23rd August 2017

Deadline for application: March 31st 2017


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