Aquatic Macroecology Meeting

Published: 17 February 2017

By MERP scientist, Dr Nessa O'Connor

Panel discussion at the BES / MERP Aquatic Macroecology MeetingMERP were co-sponsors of the Aquatic Macroecology Meeting at Charles Darwin House, London on September 30th 2016, organised by the British Ecological Society’s Aquatic and Macroecology Groups, which included MERP scientists Nessa O’Connor (QUB) and Tom Webb (Sheffield). The meeting included talks from world-leading experts in the development and application of macroecological tools, who were all invited to discuss how these advancements inform our understanding of aquatic ecosystems.

Speakers included William Cheung (UBC Vancouver), Julia Blanchard (University of Tasmania and MERP), Florian Altermatt (University of Zurich), Miguel Aroujo (National Museum of Sciences, Madrid), Luc De Meester (KU Leuven), Amanda Bates (University of Southampton), Mike Burrows (SAMS and MERP) and Maria Dornelas (St. Andrews).

It was a very successful meeting attracting 65 delegates representing nine countries. A lively panel discussion was held after the talks and a paper is in preparation, which aims to evaluate the key themes and areas for further research that emerged during the meeting.

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