EPOCA, BIOACID and UKOARP students meeting 2010
The II Annual EPOCA/BIOACID/UKOARP Students Meeting, took place in Bremerhaven, 27th of September, just before the general meeting.
Agenda and presentations
Session I: Genome (Chair: Burgel Schalkhausser - BIOACID)
11:10 How genomic and post-genomic technologies can be utilized within ocean acidification research: an example from experiments conducted with the marine coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi, Bethan M. Jones (EPOCA) PDF
11:30 Real-time RT-PCR to identify candidate calcification genes in Emiliania huxleyi, Luke Mackinder (CalMaro) PDF
Session II: Organisms (Chair: Sonja Endres - BIOACID)
11:50 Response of alkaline phosphatase and nitrate reductase activity under different partial pressures of CO2 and Nitrate:Phosphate ratios in the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, Mónica Rouco-Molina (EXTERNAL) PDF
12:10 What will happen with bivalve shell morphology and biogeochemistry? Kristina Stemmer (BIOACID)
12:30 Impact of ocean acidification and warming on sub-polar shelled pteropods, Jan Büdenbender (BIOACID)
Session III: Community (Chair: Mario Lebrato - EPOCA)
14:30 From the inter- to the subtidal: Response of marine macroalgae from different habitats to ocean acidification, Mark Olischläger (BIOACID)
14:50 A mesocosm study on physiological and ecological responses of Corallina officinalisassociated macroalgal communities to increased CO2 concentrations, Laurie C. Hofmann (BIOACID) PDF
15:10 Predicting the impact of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems, Elena Couce-Molina (EXTERNAL)
Session IV: Time scales (Chair: Dedmer van de Waal - BIOACID)
15:30 Biological response to short-term ocean acidification events in the past: Biodiversity and evolution patterns of marine primary producers during the Paleocene – Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), Christian Joachim (BIOACID)
15:50 Impact of present and past ocean acidification on metabolism, biomineralization and biodiversity of pelagic and neritic calcifiers, Sabine Hahn (BIOACID)
16:00 Assessing the effects of long-term ocean acidification at volcanic CO2 vents, Laura Petitt (UKOARP) PDF
16:10 Coffee break
16:30 Open discussion (Chair: Claudine Hauri, Dedmer van de Waal)
Examples of points that will be discussed:
- Tipping points in Ocean Acidification.
- Covered topics within EPOCA/BIOACID/UKOARP; something missing?
- Interest for PhD workshops on Ocean Acidification? Are we getting the training courses we need?
19:00 Dinner Buffet at Café-Bar Blattlaus