Fourth Workshop On

TRAIT-BASED APPROACHES TO OCEAN LIFE

18TH-21ST AUGUST, 2019
CHICHELEY HALL, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK

Trait:
a well-defined, measurable property of organisms,
usually measured at the individual level and used comparatively across species.”

McGill et al. (2006) TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution Vol.21 No.4 Pages 178-185

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Keynotes

Sandra Diaz
- Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

Brian Enquist
- University of Arizona, USA

Alexandra Worden
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, USA

Lionel Guidi
- Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Neil Banas
- University of Strathclyde, UK

Image credit: Erik Selander

Invited themes

  • The traits of non-competitive interactions (predation, symbioses, parasitism, etc.)

  • Linking bioinformatics, traits and ecosystem function

  • Trait evolution and its effects on community and ecosystem dynamics

  • Quantifying fitness

  • Are trait-based approaches objectively better?

Format

  • Invited keynote talks

  • 20 minute contributed talks (15 + 5)

  • Posters

  • Chalk-talks and break-outs

  • Thematic round-table discussions

  • Tutorials

  • ≤ 80 delegates

 

Chicheley hall

Chicheley Road
Newport Pagnall
Buckinghamshire
MK16 9JJ
United Kingdom

Chicheley Hall is located just 15 minutes by car from Milton Keynes Central Station. Trains run frequently from London Euston Station, with a 30-minute journey time on the fastest train.

Chicheley is within easy commuting distance to all major London airports, including Heathrow (1 hour 15 minutes), Gatwick (1 hour 45 minutes), London Luton (35 minutes) and London Stansted (1 hour 10 minutes), as well as Birmingham International (1 hour).

Sponsors

The workshop is generously supported by…

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Euromarine

The primary goals of EuroMarine are to support the identification and initial development of important emerging scientific topics or issues and associated methodologies in marine sciences, as well as to foster new services relevant to the marine scientific community.

ocean carbon & biogeochemistry

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program was established in 2006 as one of the major activities of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, an interagency body that coordinates and facilitates activities relevant to carbon cycle science, climate, and global change issues. OCB’s overarching goal is to explore the ocean’s role in the global carbon cycle and the response of marine ecosystems to environmental changes of the past, present, and future.

SIMONS FOUNDATION

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. Co-founded in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons, the foundation exists to support basic - or discovery-driven - scientific research undertaken in the pursuit of understanding the phenomena of our world.

GORDON AND BETTY MOORE FOUNDATION

The Moore Foundation seeks to advance basic science through developing new technologies and supporting imaginative research scientists at the frontiers of traditional scientific disciplines. Reflecting the beliefs of founders, Gordon and Betty Moore, the Science Programme advances knowledge in emerging fields by taking risks and fostering path-breaking science.

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