Workshop on trait-based approaches to ocean life

Time: 2017.08.20 - 2017.08.23
Location: Solstrand, Bergen, Norway

We are pleased to announce the third Workshop on trait-based approaches to ocean life, taking place from lunch Sunday 20th to lunch Wednesday 23rd of August 2017. This event is on the verge to become tradition, and it is the essential place to be updated on state-of-the-art in this field. The registration is now opened.

Previous meetings (listed below) have attracted a good mix of empiricists and theoreticians, and covered a wide range of organisms from microbes to whales, with a common interest in linking key traits to trade-offs, biodiversity and ocean ecosystem functioning.  


Invited keynotes:

Zoe Finkel:  Macromolecular and elemental composition of microalgae

Oswald Schmitz: The evolutionary ecology of ecosystem functioning: Functional traits, trophic interactions, and ecosystem nutrient cycling

Helmut Hillebrand: Trait variability and environmental heterogeneity constrain community composition and ecosystem processes

Frede Thingstad and Selina Våge: Can we constrain the “everything”  in “everything is everywhere”?

The programme and themes of the workshop is to a large extent formed by incoming contributions from participants. The registration form includes the possibility to propose discussions and break-out sessions. The registration is now open – submit your abstract here: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=2965389

Deadline for registration is 31st of March. The registration fee is 6500NOK/~750USD and includes single room, all meals, and the scientific program (5750NOK/~670USD in shared double room). Part of the fee (1000 NOK) needs to be paid in April, the rest directly to the hotel at the meeting.


The venue this year is Solstrand Hotel, pleasantly located at the shore of a Norwegian fjord, only 30 km from the international Bergen airport and a similar distance from Bergen, Norway.

Welcome to everyone interested in trait-based approaches to ocean life!

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