Friday, February 13, 2009

Program of the 7th Marine Biology Section Symposium (SeveMBSS)

Session 1: Young, wild and enthusiastic - 9.05-10.05

9.05-9.20 : Ellen Pape - The structural and functional biodiversity of the meiofauna in relation to geochemical conditions on the Darwin Mud Volcano (Gulf of Cadiz)
9.20-9.35 : Jochen Depestele - Assessment of technical mitigation measures in the ecosystem approach to fisheries management
9.35-9.50 : Clio Cnudde - Bacteria and harpacticoid copepods: a mutual agreement
9.50-10.05 : Tatiana Maria - Tidal Vertical distribution patterns of nematodes on the sandy beach of De Panne [edit]

Session 2: Old PhD-students

10.30-10.50 :  Giovanni dos Santos - Marine nematodes and the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationship. Aims, methodology and first results of a collaborative experiment at Ancona
10.50-11.10 :  Véronique De Maersschalck - Effects of shipwrecks on the infauna of nearby soft-sediments (Belgian part of the North Sea)
11.30-11.50 :  Karen Rappé - Pollution in coastal harbours, does it affect biometric characteristics and biodiversity in the coastal zone?
11.50-12.10 :  Annelies Debacker - Seasonal erosion-accretion processes: what is the importance of Corophium volutator in this story?
12.10-12.30 : Maickel Armenteros - Nematode assemblages in Cienfuegos Bay, Caribbean Sea: spatial and temporal patterns of distribution and relationships with abiotic environment

Session 3: Experienced (post doc) and extremely experienced (ZAP)

13.30-14.00 : Hendrik Gheerardyn - Diversity and large-scale biogeography of Paramesochridae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) in South Atlantic abyssal plains and the deep Southern Ocean
14.00-14.30 : Ann Vanreusel - Census of Marine Life : the known, unknown, and unknowable
14.30-15.00 : Jan Vanaverbeke - From fundamental science to policy : an example from the Belgian Part of the North Sea

Session 4: Wise lessons from outside the lab

15.30-16.30: : Michaela Schratzberger - Meiofaunal ecology - integrating experiments and field surveys to provide holistic assessments of ecosystem health