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Workshop on Aquatic Ecosystem Respiration

Location: Institut de Ciències del Mar-CMIMA, CSIC, Barcelon
Event Type: Workshop
Event Date: 2004-07-05    
End Date: 2004-07-06

Event Description:
Respiration represents the largest sink of organic matter in the biosphere. Further, the reactants and products of respiration (oxygen, carbon dioxide, methane, low molecular weight compounds...) are key players in the functioning of the biosphere. Respiration is at the centre of ecosystem functioning yet it represents our major area of ignorance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle. Furthermore, we know little of the relationship between this ecosystem function and the diversity of the plankton communities involved.
This Workshop on Aquatic Ecosystem Respiration will bring one of the editors of a close-to-be-in-print book (“Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems”, edited by Paul A. del Giorgio and Peter J. LeB. Williams. Oxford University Press, due August 2004) to lecture on the synthesis achieved in the book. Dr. del Giorgio will lecture during the morning of both days and his talks will be complemented by other speakers, including Prof. Peter J. LeB. Williams, who will put emphasis on the respiration rates of the mesopelagic ocean, the
surface microlayer, and the role that protists, zooplankton and other large metazoan, as well as overall ecosystem diversity play in this ecosystem function. Emphasis of the workshop will be in plankton. We expect the workshop to be an stimulating event generating as much learning, debate and intellectual interaction as possible.

Contact email:;

Event programme:
July 5-6, 2004.
From 10-13:30 and 15:00-18:00

List of Speakers:
• Paul del Giorgio, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada
• Peter J. LeB Williams, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
• Javier Arístegui, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
• Ted Packard, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
• Thomas Reinthaler, NIOZ, The Netherlands
• Michel Denis, Centre d'Oceanologie de Marseille, LMGEM-CNRS, Marseille, France
• Dominique Lefevre, Centre d'Oceanologie de Marseille, LMGEM-CNRS, Marseille, France
• Miquel Alcaraz, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
• Xosé A. Alvarez-Salgado, Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas -CSIC, Vigo, Spain
• Evaristo Vazquez-Dominguez, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
• Albert Calbet, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
• Joan Batista Company, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
• Ingrid Obernosterer, Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-CNRS, Banyuls-sur-mer, France
• Pablo Serret, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Collaborators and organisers:
For inscriptions and info,  contact Pep Gasol (, or Clara
Cardelús (

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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: WP4 - Functionality

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: No

Posted by Gasol_Josep on 2004-06-04 and approved by herman