Integrating biogeochemistry and ecosystems in a changing ocean: Regional comparisons
10 – 14 October 2010, Crete, Greece
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IMBER IMBIZO ll will review current knowledge and identify key questions for future research on: elemental ratios and food quality, large-scale regional comparisons and food web sensitivity to enhanced stratification.
The IMBIZO’s innovative format of three concurrent and interacting workshops with joint plenary and poster sessions will provide a forum for stimulating discussion between interdisciplinary experts and encourage the linkage between biogeochemistry and ecosystem research. The size of the workshops will be restricted and the total IMBIZO participants limited to 120.
The three concurrent workshops are:
1. The effect of varying element ratios on community structure at low trophic levels and food quality at mid and high trophic levels (co-chaired by Dan Repeta and Rory Wilson)
2. Large-scale regional comparisons of marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem processes – research approaches and results (co-chaired by Ken Drinkwater and Raleigh Hood)
3. Sensitivity of marine food webs and biogeochemical cycles to enhanced stratification (co-chaired by Michio Kishi and Michael Landry)
Each workshop will prepare a special journal issue containing synthesis and primary research papers resulting from the workshop contributions and discussions.
IMBER IMBIZO ll will also provide an opportunity for junior and senior scientists to participate in an interactive ‘Dry Cruise’ workshop (chaired by Alberto Piola) on 10 October 2010.