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Oceanic Diversity in Vienna - (EGU meeting)

Location: Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2005-04-24    
End Date: 2005-04-29

Event Description:
MarBEF sponsors the EGU meeting under the standard conditions. This means that all MarBEF member institutes can book the T&S costs for 1 participant on their MarBEF account.

During the European Geoscience Union - meeting in april 2005, there is a special session called "Functional Characteristics of Oceanic Ecosystems and Biological Diversity" on the relationship between biological diversity and the functional characteristics of oceanic systems proposed for the EGU meeting in Vienna this April.

This session will present talks which examine diversity of any group of marine organisms (viruses to vertebrates) in relation to ecosystem characteristics or dynamics. In reality, the relationship between biological diversity and nearly every marine ecosystem characteristic can be described as vague at this time. Examples include very basic system attributes such as stability, nutrient storing or exporting, the ratio of carbon respiration to fixation, etc. Thus on short time scales we are unable to predict susceptibility to blooms of phytoplankton and on long time scales, we label major changes 'regime shifts' but know little more about them then we do of phytoplankton blooms. The goal of this session is to begin the examination of our assumptions such as relationships between diversity and ecosystem stability, export, etc.

Invited Speaker:
Victor Smetacek: "The Effects of Iron Addition on the Diversity of Southern Ocean Phytoplankton and Carbon Export"

Contact email:

Event programme:
The entire programme overview and Call for papers can be found at

Session Description - Ocean sciences:

Collaborators and organisers:
Dolan, J.
Marine Microbial Ecology
Station Zoologique
06230 Villefranche-Sur-Mer

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Registration form:

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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