Sunday 13:00-14:00 Lunch
18th August 14:00-14:10 Welcome & Introduction
  Session 1: Traits, environments, ecology and evolution
  14:10-15:10 Keynote: Brian Enquist The past, present, and future of trait-based ecology: Toward a more predictive framework
  15:10-15:30 Davi Castro Tavares Traits shared by marine megafauna and their relationships with ecosystem functions and services
  15:30-15:50 Stephanie Dutkiewicz Biogeochemical and ecological redundancy in phytoplankton communities
  15:50-16:10 Tea/Coffee
  16:10-16:30 Stephanie Green A traits-based framework to account for the influence of predator-prey interactions on species distribution under global change
  16:30-16:50 David Talmy Trade-offs modify ecosystem biomass structure along trophic gradients
  16:50-17:10 Aleksandra Lewandowska Does initial diversity influence phytoplankton response to environmental change?
  17:10-17:30 Elena Litchman Traits and immigration determine species abundance distributions in experimental phytoplankton communities
  17:30-19:00 Ice-breaker and Poster Session 1
  19:00-20:30 Dinner
  21:30 Bus to CMDC
Monday Session 2: Food-webs and Trophic Interactions
19th August 09:00-10:00 Keynote: Neil Banas Copepod life-history traits along Arctic Ocean transport corridors: Scaling up from the lab to a rapidly changing seascape
  10:00-10:20 Christoph Plum Interactive effects of resource supply, phytoplankton composition and macrozooplankton grazing on phytoplankton stoichiometry along the West Antarctic Peninsula
  10:20-10:40 Camila Serra-Pompei Emergent patterns in size-structured models of copepod communities
  10:40-11:00 Tea/Coffee
  11:00-11:20 Daniel van Denderen Vertical feeding strategies and pelagic-benthic energy flows determine fish food-web structure across marine ecosystems
  11:20-11:40 Øyvind Fiksen Dying from the lesser of three evils - facilitation and non-consumptive effects emerge in a model with multiple predators
  11:40-12:00 Andrew Pershing Changes in community properties under rapid warming
  12:00-12:20 Mark Miller Stability and persistence of reef fish functional groups
  12:20-12:30 Discussion Info about discussion sessions
  12:30-13:30 Lunch
  13:30-14:45 Discussion
  14:45-15:00 Tea/Coffee
  15:00-16:00 Discussion
  16:00-17:00 Round table discussion
  17:00-17:30 Plenary Discussion Summary of discussions by leads, and a general discussion
  17:30-19:00 Poster Session 2
  19:00-20:30 Dinner
  21:30 Bus to CMDC
Tuesday Session 3: Multifarious lifestyles of marine microbes
20th August 09:00-10:00 Keynote: Alex Worden
  10:00-10:20 Christopher Follett Geometric Niche Partitioning of Nitrogen-Fixers in the Sea
  10:20-10:40 Kasia Kenitz Environmental and ecological drivers of variability in chain-forming marine diatoms
  10:40-11:00 Tea/Coffee
  11:00-11:20 Suzana Gonçalves Leles Mixotrophy and the succession of plankton trophic strategies within ecosystem models
  11:20-11:40 Holly Moeller Trait-based evolution of acquired phototrophs: New models for complex endosymbiosis
  11:40-12:00 Ursula Gaedke The role of trade-offs and mutual trait adaptation across three trophic levels: Evidence from a natural plankton food web and simulation models
  12:00-12:20 Joey Bernhardt The evolution of competitive ability in phytoplankton
  12:20-12:30 Discussion
  12:30-13:30 Lunch
  13:30-18:00 Recreation
  18:00-19-00 TBD
  19:00-20:30 Dinner
  21:30 Bus to CMDC
Wednesday Session 5: Traits, Networks and Ecosystem Function
21st August 09:00-10:00 Keynote: Lionel Guidi High-throughput sequencing and imaging: New avenues for trait based modeling?
  10:00-10:20 Emile Faure From genes to functional traits in the global ocean: de novo plankton functional types from environmental metagenomics data
  10:20-10:40 Anna Neuheimer Trait-based explanations of genetic connectivity patterns for zooplankton and fish.
  10:40-11:00 Tea/Coffee
  11:00-11:20 George Hagstrom Trait-Based Models of Phytoplankton Stoichiometry: Nutrient Uptake, Environmental Drivers, and Genomics.
  11:20-11:40 Emily Zakem Mechanisms of preferential remineralization by heterotrophic prokaryotes, and their potential for enhancing ocean carbon storage
  11:40-12:30 Plenary Discussion
  12.30-13:30 Lunch, Departure