Aquatic Symposium

We invite you to submit an abstract for Symposium on Aquatic Nitrogen Fixation.

Submit your abstract on 1 June 12:00 noon CEST (the latest) here.

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.

Registration fee for single entry to Symposium of Aquatic N2 Fixation

Before or on 11 June: 1000SEK

After 12 June: 1500SEK

Note: Students and early career scientists whom register only for the single entry Symposium of Aquatic N2 Fixation are not eligible for the FEMS Early Career Award or Early Stage Researchers Grants.

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