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)

12:50 Lunch

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?
  • Collaborations?
  • Interest for PhD workshops on Ocean Acidification? Are we getting the training courses we need?

Please note that this will be an open discussion. That means everyone can join and bring in points to discuss. These points can be brought in before or during the Open Discussion, and can be sent by email to Claudine Hauri ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Dedmer van de Waal  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

17:30 Drinks

19:00 Dinner Buffet at Café-Bar Blattlaus


Student booklet (PDF)



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