Aquatic Symposium

 

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

 

 

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Professor Ilana Berman-Frank, Bar Ilan University

Title: Programmed Cell Death of Marine Diazotrophs and the Fate of Organic Matter in the Oceans


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Angela Landolfi, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Title: Marine N2 Fixation - a Modeling Perspective


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Dr. Claire Mahaffey, University of Liverpool

Title: Acquisition of Essential Nutrients and Trace Metals by Marine Diazotrophs


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Dr. Pia Moisander, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Title: Non-cyanobacterial Nitrogen Fixation in Marine Pelagic Environments


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Professor Helle Ploug, University of Gothenburg

Title: Tracking N2-Fixation and its Fate in Mixed Plankton Communities


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Professor Lasse Riemann, University of Copenhagen

Title: Heterotrophic N2-Fixation in Coastal Estuarine Waters


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Professor Jonathan P Zehr, University of California, Santa Cruz

Title: Single Celled N2 Fixation in Marine Diatoms and Haptophytes: Ecology and Evolution