The Symposium on Aquatic N2 fixation will be held in parallel with the 13th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC) in Stockholm, Sweden on 19th August 2018. It represents the first symposium solely dedicated to aquatic biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and will bring together leading scientists focused on aquatic BNF, including biogeochemists, molecular biologists, and modelers. The symposium is embedded in the larger ENFC as an opportunity to integrate aquatic researchers with the ENFC for the first time.
The aquatic symposium invites participants with research activities of BNF associated with the Baltic Sea, given the immediate proximity and the observed annual blooms of N2 fixing populations of the Baltic proper. We also encourage research from field expeditions, lab-based work on aquatic N2 fixing organisms, and model based work on BNF are warmly welcomed to participate.
All colleagues and students interested in the topic of aquatic BNF are cordially invited to take part in the Symposium of Aquatic N2 Fixation on 19th August 2018.
Our confirmed invited speakers for the Symposium
Professor Ilana Berman-Frank, Bar Ilan University
Title: Programmed Cell Death of Marine Diazotrophs and the Fate of Organic Matter in the Oceans
Angela Landolfi, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Title: Marine N2 Fixation - a Modeling Perspective
Dr. Claire Mahaffey, University of Liverpool
Title: Acquisition of Essential Nutrients and Trace Metals by Marine Diazotrophs
Dr. Pia Moisander, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Title: Non-cyanobacterial Nitrogen Fixation in Marine Pelagic Environments
Professor Helle Ploug, University of Gothenburg
Title: Tracking N2-Fixation and its Fate in Mixed Plankton Communities
Professor Lasse Riemann, University of Copenhagen
Title: Heterotrophic N2-Fixation in Coastal Estuarine Waters
Professor Jonathan P Zehr, University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Single Celled N2 Fixation in Marine Diatoms and Haptophytes: Ecology and Evolution