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Estuarine workshop with emphasis on zooplankton, the drainage basin approach and restoration ecology. Can we benefit from a multi - estuaries approach?

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    Evenement-type: Conferentie/Workshop
    Periode: 2006-09-14 - 2006-09-16
    Locatie: Nausicaa Boulogne sur mer, Frankrijk

Instituten (2)  Top 
  • Université Paul Sabatier; Laboratoire d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle (ECOLAB), meer, organiser

  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), meer, sponsor

  • Introduction:

    In September 2004, a first workshop on ‘Eurytemora and other estuarine zooplankton in relation to Eurytemora’ was held in Wimereux, France. During 2 days, various aspects of spatio – temporal distribution, genetics, and trophic ecology of the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis were discussed.
    In the mean time, research on ‘our’ various European estuaries has continued, and we are ready for a second get – together. While Eurytemora and zooplankton remain the core subjects of the workshop, the 2006 workshop will also include a broader exchange about estuarine ecology - and more specifically it’s positioning in a river – estuarine continuum context (drainage basin approach, sink – source function) as well as restoration and management supporting topics. While we realise that this is a somewhat curious programme, we hope it will allow us to screen some possible collaborations on European estuaries, perhaps even plan some project proposals.

    The workshop is financed by Flanders ‘Fund for Scientific Research , through the ‘Scientific Research Community on ecological characterization of European estuaries, with emphasis on the Scheldt estuary’, coordinated by P. Meire and S. van Damme (ECOBE, University of Antwerp, Belgium) and the Seine Aval project (director J.C. Dauvin, l'UMR CNRS 8013 ELICO, Station Marine de Wimereux, France).

  • Practical information:

    - Participants
    The invitation to the workshop is send to a limited number of potential participants (list included). However, do not hesitate to provide us with names of other people who might be interested.

    - Cost
    As far as our funding stretches, the organisers will pay for food and lodging. Travelling costs are at the expense of the participants. For administrational reasons, participants will however have to advance cost, (for lodging and food) and be refunded afterwards. We will try to minimise the amounts that have to be advanced, and will bring all the necessary forms to be filled during the workshop, in order to get you refunded as quickly as possible.

    - Location
    Nausicaa, in Boulogne is situated at the end of the dike (coming from Wimereux) You can consult: for a plan

    The Marine Station in Wimereux is located at : 28 avenue Foch, BP 80, F-62930

  • Programme:

    The programme intentionally mixes contributions dealing with the zooplankton and the restoration - drainage – basin approach, in order to stimulate an exchange of information between scientists who might not be exchanging views on an obvious, regular basis.

    • Thursday 14/09/2006

      - 9.00 - 9. 30 welcome and coffee
      - 09.30 - 10.00 Welcome and practical info by S. Souissi and M. Tackx, presentation round

      Chair: B. Sautour

      - 10.00 - 10.30. P. Meire. General introduction, using the Schelde as an illustration
      - 10.30 - 11.00. T. Maris. The case of Lippenbroek marsh (Schelde estuary, Belgium)
      - 11.00 - 11.30 J.C. Dauvin . The Seine - aval experience
      - 11.30-12.00 C.E. Lee, Eurytemora GENOME : a challenging international proposal

      - 12.20 – 13.30: Lunch

      Chair: J.C. Dauvin

      - 13.30 - 14.00: A. Schoel. Phytoplankton along the Elbe estuary continuum
      - 14.00 – 14.30: B. Sautour & V. David. Long term data on the Gironde, with emphasis on zooplankton
      - 14.30 – 15.00: F. Azémar & B. Mialet. Response of the zooplankton community to improving water quality in the Schelde estuary.
      - 15.00 – 15.30 : V. Alexeev Resting stages of zooplankton in relation to different
      sources of stress and signal factors. How long it can be?

      - 15.30 – 16.00 coffee break

      Chair: K. Muylaert

      - 16.00 – 16.10 S. Souissi et al. Towards an inter-estuarine comparison:? Introduction
      - 16.10 – 16.25 Molinero et al. Downscaling approach to compare the regional climate for several estuaries from 1950-2005.
      -16.25 – 17.40 Winkler et al. Comparison of Eurytemora affinis populations from different estuaries: a combination of genetic and morphological approaches.
      - 17.40 – 18.00 Devreker et al. Seasonal patterns of Eurytemora affinis in the Seine estuary: population structure and production.
      - 18.00 – 18.20 Beyrend-Dur et al. Comparisons of the life cycle traits of two different populations of E. affinis: and experimental approach.
      - 18.20 – 18.30 Souissi et al. Towards an inter-estuarine comparison:? Conclusion

      19.30: evening meal

    • Friday 15 09 2006

      Chair: J.L. Probst

      - 09.00 - 09.30 E. Struiff & E. Dedeckere The fate of Silicium and metals in a drainage basin
      - 09.30 - 10.00 A. Probst , J.L. Probst, E. Pinelli, P. Lim, G. Merlina & D. Delvault. Following organic matter and pollutants along a river continuum
      - 10.00 - 10.30 J. Sanchez & S. Sauvage: hydrology, modelling and nutrients in a river continuum (or : K.Muylaert et al: silicium in the Garonne river?) or both?

      - 10.30 -11.00 coffee break

      - 11.00 - 11.30. Seine-Aval talk (to be confirmed) nutrient cycles and biogeochemical studies in the Seine river
      - 11.30 -12.30 oral presentation of posters (10 min+ 5 min discussion/poster; no poster requested if you can pass your message in 10 min)

      Chair: V. Alexeev

      - 11.30 - 11.45 M. Gérino et al. The Malause reservoir (Garonne, France): a hydrological discontinuity
      - 11.45 -12.00 Nkubito et al. Comparisons of the morphological attributes of the copepod Eurytemora affinis in 7 different estuaries
      - 12.00 -12.15 Dur et al. From experimental studies to modelling the responses of individuals and populations of estuarine copepods to temperature variation: an integrative approach.
      - 12.15 -12.30 M. Tackx et al. Will the Eurytemora feeding model of the Gironde, Schelde and Ems also work for the Seine??

      - 12.30 - 14.00. Lunch and poster session
      - 14.00 -15.00 continuation of poster session

      Chair: I. Jenkinson

      - 14.00 - 14.15 Sami’s team 3
      - 14.15 -14.30 Cailleaud et al. Use of proteomic expression of E. affinis as a biomarker of certain classes of contaminants
      - 14.30- 14.45 Hwang et al. zooplankton in subtropical estuary in the North of Taiwan
      - 14.45 -15.00 N. Sukhih and V. Alekseev Resting egg formation in E. affinis from The Luga River Estuary, The Finish Gulf, Baltic Sea

      - 15.00 – 15.30 coffee break and poster session

      Chair: C. Lee

      - 15.30 – 16.00 S A. Lequin. A global and regional comparison for understanding river sediment yields within the Western Paris Basin, France
      - 16.00 - 16.30 I. Jenkinson. Work on the Shannon estuary
      - 16.30 -17.00 S. M. Kerner. Intergation of remote sensing (RS) into the management of monitoring the ecological status of waters according to the Water Frame directive
      - 17.30 – 18.00 S. Van Damme. Evaluation of long – term sustainable management needs: an example from the Schelde estuary

    • Saturday 16 09 2006

      Depending on your propositions, we can continue Saturday morning and adapt the programme in function of the proposed contributions

      -9.00 – 12.00

      Chair: P. Meire

      Suggested debate sessions: (small presentations): possible questions:
      Role of the experimental and monitoring approach in future proposals for comparisons between estuaries?
      Can we combine river and estuarine gradients? Concepts? Models? Study sites?

      -Claudia Halsband-Lenk (to be confirmed): contribution on the comparisons between conspecific and congeneric copepod species at large scale
      - Carol Lee: The importance of genetic studies and their link to experimental approach
      - J.L. Probst.: The Garonne – Gironde study site
      - Sami Souissi: Generic proposal at French, European and more global scales: what we can build together and where to find appropriate funding (very concrete proposal)

      P. Meire: conclusions and action points

      - 12.30 Lunch

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