The main focus of this meeting is to foster the integration of macroecological approaches into the study of aquatic ecosystems. Most predictions about how aquatic systems respond to environmental change require a deep understanding of patterns and processes at different scales. A great deal of what is known about the key processes operating in aquatic systems arises from small-scale empirical and/or experimental studies. The growing interest in integrating macroecological approaches to advance our knowledge about aquatic systems makes this an emerging and exciting topic.
Keynote Speakers: Florian Altermatt (Univ. Zurich/Eawag - Switzerland), Miguel Araújo (CSIC – Spain), Amanda Bates (Univ. Southampton), Julia Blanchard (Univ. Tasmania - Australia), Mike Burrows (SAMS – UK), William Cheung (Univ. British Columbia - Canada), Maria Dornelas (Univ. St Andrews – UK), Michel Loreau (CNRS – France) and Luc De Meester (Univ. Leuven – Belgium).
There will be a panel discussion after the talks followed by a poster session and a social event to provide networking opportunities.
Poster session: All attendees are encouraged to present posters (particularly students and early-career researchers) which will all be on display throughout the entire day. There will also be the opportunity to give a brief “highlight talk” on each poster during a poster presentation slot that will take place in the afternoon. Delegates will have 2-3 minutes to give a brief overview and there will be time after for discussions afterwards. It is in an informal setting and doesn’t matter what stage you are at within your research, posters about planned/future studies are welcome and subsequent discussion may be useful in strengthening these ideas.
Please send us (see email below) a title for your poster, and a list of authors and affiliations no later than the 16th September. We request that posters are printed as A0, however we appreciate that some delegates may be recycling (from past / future meetings), so should bring it in whatever size they already have it in, as we are not limited with space at the venue.
Contact person: Miguel Matias (email@example.com).
Miguel Matias (Imperial College London), Guy Woodward (Imperial College London), Rebecca Kordas (Imperial College London), Nessa O’Connor (Queen's University Belfast), Lee Brown (University of Leeds, UK), Jose Montoya (CNRS, France).
Meeting supported by:
Univ. Zurich/Eawag - Switzerland
Diversity and dispersal in riverine networks
CSIC - Spain
Challenges to modelling climate change effects on aquatic biodiversity: insights from a terrestrial ecologist
Environmental variability, physiological tolerance, and biodiversity in an era of global change
Univ. Tasmania - Australia
Quantitative marine community, ecosystem and fisheries ecology
The Scottish Association for Marine Science
Climate change impacts, things moving around and stuff
Nippon Foundation-Neresus Program, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
Applying macroecology to project future marine ecosystems under climate change
Univ. St Andrews
A roadmap to the “Macroscope”
CNRS – France
Biodiversity and ecosystem stability across scales
Luc De Meester
Univ. Leuven – Belgium
Evolution-mediated priority effects and distribution patterns from the landscape to the globe