Kristine Bonnevies hus
The Marine Group of CEES was created in august 2005 as a platform where people with common interest meet and exchange ideas. In 2015 we were about 20 post-docs and PhDs financed on project money. I think it is time after more than a decade to look at the success and failure of our group, generally share experience, and maybe brag a little.
Five of our Early Stage Researchers will be presenting papers and posters at the ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) in Riga, Latvia. The details of the talks and posters can be found below.
11-13 September 2016, Hamburg, Germany
The MARmaED project organised its first annual meeting and summer school on 23-28 May in Banyuls sur mer, France.
Mass mortality events are events that cause elevated mortality that may reduce the population size over a short period. Such events are likely on the rise across the globe and for several taxa (Fey et al. 2015). We recently investigated how such events may affect the community of interacting species in the Barents Sea. For this investigation, we constructed a multi-species model of a key component of the Barents Sea ecosystem consisting of fish and zooplankton
It is notoriously difficult to estimate mortality rates for zooplankton populations in the open ocean. In a new paper, Kvile and colleagues demonstrate that mortality estimation can be improved using a statistical regression approach (SRA) that takes into account advection and spatiotemporal trends in recruitment. Using this method on Calanus finmarchicus survey data from the Norwegian Sea–Barents Sea, they find indications of increased mortality for the oldest copepodite stage pair (CIV–CV), possibly reflecting higher predation pressure on larger copepodites.
Growing evidence suggests that the telomeres’ length (a non-coding DNA sequence localized at the end of the chromosomes) is related to individual breeding performances and survival rates in several species.
Åbo Akademi University welcomes applications to the Doctoral network "Functional Marine Biodiversity" (FunMarBio).
The website for MARmaED is today online. Welcome to MARweb at www.marmaed.uio.no
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from the Netherlands has started working at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark on 15 March 2016.
The 15 MARmaED Early Stage Researchers are now recruited and our project on Marine Management and Ecosystem Dynamics under Climate Change can effectively start.
The development of haddock embryos is highly impacted by oil exposure as discussed in a previous post. In a new study Sørhus et al. explored the link between transcriptional changes and developmental processes such as pattern formation and organogenesis. The question is to understand the abnormal development in fish.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Sweden has started working at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo on 1 March 2016.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Canada has started working at the Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group at the Wageningen University on 23 February 2016.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Greece has started working at the CNRM, Météo France. on 15 Februar 2016.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Germany has started working at the Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group at the Wageningen University on 1 February 2016.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from France will start working at the Department of Biosciences at the Åbo Akademi University on 1 March 2016.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Germany will start working at the Department of Biosciences at the Åbo Akademi University on 1 March 2016.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from France has started working at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries at the University of Hamburg on 1 February 2016.
A recently paper published in PNAS, members of the CEES Marine Group explore potential climate effects on Calanus finmarchicus, a key zooplankton species in the North Atlantic. The paper shows how the combination of shallow mixed-layer-depth and increased wind apparently increases chlorophyll biomass in spring, and in turn C. finmarchicus biomass in summer. These findings strongly suggest bottom-up effects of food availability on zooplankton, and highlight the need to consider climate effects “beyond temperature” when projecting zooplankton dynamics under climate change.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Italy has started working at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries at the University of Hamburg on 1 February 2016.
MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Sweden has started working at the Theoretical Ecology Group at the University of Bergen on 1st February 2016
Marine phytoplankton contribute nearly 50% to global primary production, support zooplankton production and play a vital role in regulating Carbon sequestration. Phytoplankton productivity fluctuations are caused by various direct and indirect effects of temperature, the balance of which show large-scale geographical patterns.