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MANUELA Workshop: Joint Analysis of MANUELA database

Location: Ghent (Belgium)
Event Type: Workshop
Event Date: 2007-01-14    
End Date: 2007-01-19

Event Description:
General information

This meeting is organised in order to analyse the central MANUELA database. During the kick-off workshop, following topics were put forward:

· deep-sea meiobenthos
· large scale patterns in marine meiobenthos
· nematode biomass spectra
· species assembly rules
· universal effects of disturbance on meiobenthic communities

Of course, the possible research topics are not limited to the list mentioned above. If somebody has suggestions to add extra topics, feel free to mention.


The workshop will be organised at the Marine Biology Section of the University of Ghent. This is located in building S8 on „Campus De Sterre”, Krijgslaan 281 in Gent. One large meeting room and some smaller rooms will be available for splitting up in smaller working groups. Email and internet facilities will be available, however participants are requested to bring their own laptops, memory sticks...


Accomodation will be in Hotel Chamade (, located close the railway station and within walking distance of our lab.
Booking of rooms should be done through Isolde De Grem ( Payments for rooms is to be done at the hotel desk. Room prices will depend on the number of participants.

Workshop Fee

The workshop fee will be 100 euro. This will cover the welcoming reception and registration event, lunch and coffee breaks and a joint dinner in town. Payments can be made by VISA during the welcome and registration reception or on our bank account. Details will be provided later.


If you are willing to participate in this workshop, please send a mail to including following information:
1. your name
2. your institute and adress
3. nights of accomodation needed

Please send the mail CC to Registration should be done BEFORE 1 December 2006.

We will keep the registered people informed about the final programme, and further details.

Contact email:

Event programme:
Provisional Programme

Sunday 14 January

19.00 – 22.00 Welcome reception and registration.

Monday 15 January

Introduction of the MANUELA database (VLIZ)
Introduction of the different research topics by topic leaders
Start of the analysis

Thuesday 16 January – Thursday 18 January

analysis of database/drafting manuscripts/organisation of MANUELA session on ThirIMCO/introduction of MANUELA joint experiment

Thursday 18 January: Evening:Joint dinner in the old city centre

Friday 19 January: Report of Working Groups

Friday noon: end of workshop

Collaborators and organisers:
Dr. Jan Vanaverbeke
Ghent University
Biology Department
Marine Biology Section
Krijgslaan 281/S8
B-9000 Gent

Tel: ++ 32 9 264 85 30
Fax: ++ 32 9 264 85 98

Website url:

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 100 €

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

Posted by WardAppeltans on 2006-10-27 and approved by webmaster