Meeting Announcement

John Berges j.berges at QUB.AC.UK
Wed Jul 14 12:07:59 EST 1999


reposted from ALGAE-L

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

Primary Productivity of Planet Earth: Biological Determinants
and Physical Constraints in Terrestrial and Aquatic Habitats

Plymouth, UK, 6-11 September 1999

Topics Include:  Carbon metabolism and primary productivity;
ecological constraints; regional and global assessments;  plant
productivity and climate change

Speakers

Ian Woodward (University of Sheffield); The global carbon cycle.

Shubha Sathyendranath (Dalhousie University); Variability in light
absorption as a determinant of primary productivity in algae.

Tomas Vogelmann (University of Wyoming); Regulation of light absorption
by whole plants and tissues as determinants of terrestrial productivity.

Steve Long (University of Illinois, Urbana); Photosynthetic mechanisms:
resource use and primary productivity in vascular plants.

Todd Kana (Horn Point Environmental Laboratory); Photosynthetic
mechanisms: resource use and primary productivity in algae.

Julie La Roche (University of Kiel); Impact of nutrient limitation on aquatic
productivity.

John Grace (University of Edinburgh);  Assessing the primary productivity of
terrestrial landscapes.

Trevor Platt (Bedford Institute of Oceanography);  What controls primary
productivity in high nitrate/low chlorophyll regions.

Victor Smetacek (Alfred Wegener Institute); The role of
competition/predation in the productivity of  microalgal communities.

J.P. Grime (University of Sheffield);  The role of competition/predation in
the productivity of terrestrial plant communities.

P.J.LeB. Williams (University of Bangor);  Assessing marine primary
productivity in situ.

John Raven (University of Dundee); Photosynthesis and plant productivity
in transition: limitations and constraints during early land plant 
colonisation.

Colin Prentice (Max Planck Institute, Jena); Photosynthesis and plant
productivity in transition: climate change and terrestrial productivity.

Paul Falkowski (Rutgers University); Photosynthesis and plant productivity
in transition: climate change and aquatic productivity.

Contributions :  As well as invited presentations there are still opportunities
for poster contributions.

POSTER ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 1 AUGUST

Numbers will be restricted to 100 participants.
Registration Fee:  100
Student Registration fee:   50

For Further Details and a Registration Form contact Dr Richard
Geider; Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, PL1 2P; E-mail:
rdg at wpo.nerc.uk; Tel: (+44) 01752-633100; Fax: (+44) 01752-633102

Organised by Richard Geider, Bruce Osborne, Steve Long and Murray Brown

Sponsored by The Marine Biological Association of the UK, The
British Phycological Society, The British Ecological Society,
The Challenger Society, The Society for Experimental Biology

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                                 -Irish proverb

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