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Conference: Bioturbation: An update on Darwin’s last idea

Location: Renesse, The Netherlands
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2008-08-23    
End Date: 2008-08-27

Event Description:
Bioturbation refers to the biological reworking of soils and sediments, and its importance was first realized by Charles Darwin, who devoted his last scientific book to the subject. In four sequential sessions, this conference will provide a multi-disciplinary update on the mechanism and importance of bioturbation in the marine environment.

Support: MarBEF, Darwin Center for Biogeology, NIOO

This event is supported by MarBEF, which means that each member can use max 1,000 Euro for max 2 persons for T&S and fee from their MarBEF account.

Contact email:

Event programme:
The conference will have four consecutive sessions

Session A: Merging ecological and evolutionary perspectives on bioturbation
Session B: The role of bioturbation in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning debate
Session C: Novel developments in experimental data acquisition and modeling approaches
Session D: The impact of bioturbation from local to global scales

Abstract for oral presentations and talks can be submitted via the website

Collaborators and organisers:
Organizing hosts:
Jack Middelburg (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Yerseke, The Netherlands)
Filip Meysman (Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Organizing committee:
Bob Aller (SOMAS, SUNY Stony Brook)
Erik Kristensen (Institute of Biology, Univ. Southern Denmark, Odense)
Franck Gilbert (EcoLab, Univ. Toulouse)
Jack Middelburg (Dept. Ecosystem Studies , NIOO-KNAW, Yerseke)

Website url:

Registration form:

Registration fee: 600 €

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: 60

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by filip_meysman on 2008-01-28 and approved by webmaster