Coccolithophore Conference

thierstein at ERDW.ETHZ.CH thierstein at ERDW.ETHZ.CH
Tue Dec 11 08:24:03 EST 2001

Second Announcement and Call for Papers
A Conference to be held 10-15 February 2002
at Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verit=E0, Ascona, Switzerland
Conference Objectives
The EU-funded Coccolithophorid evolutionary biodiversity and 
network - CODENET(1) has, over the past four years, made major
progress in our understanding of this important phytoplankton group
which serves as a prime model for geobiology. At the conference, 
results from within and from outside CODENET will be presented in
talks and posters and their implications to oceanography,
paleoceanography and geobiology will be discussed. Seven 
themes have
been identified, for which we invite oral and poster contributions.
Keynote speakers from within and outside CODENET will contribute to
each of the themes. Major gaps and new research opportunities will be
identified. Session Themes and Keynote Speakers =85 Cell biology and
biochemistry (Colin Brownlee, Chantal Billard) =85 E. huxleyi -
physiological ecology and bloom studies (Toby Tyrell, Ulf Riebesell) =85
Coccolithophore ecology (Barney Balch, Jeremy Young) =85 Molecular
phylogeny and evolutionary biodiversity (Isao Inouye, Linda Medlin) =85
Microevolution and species-level variation (Colomban de Vargas, Hans
Thierstein) =85 Modern and ancient coccolith carbonate fluxes (William
W. Hay, Karl-Heinz Baumann) =85 Evolutionary development of
coccolithophorids vs. Global Change (Paul Falkowski, Paul Bown)
Registration and Abstract Submission =85 Registration and abstract
submission 1. October - 31. December 2001 online at: =85 SFr. 1100 total for registration,
room & board (incl. beverages), chargeable to major credit cards at
secure online registration. Limited funds for support of students and
post-docs are available upon request (contact conference office).
Organizing Committee Hans R. Thierstein (ETH, Z=FCrich), Jeremy Young
(NHM, London), Linda Medlin (AWI, Bremerhaven), Jan van Hinte (VUA,
Amsterdam), Peter Westbroek (Univ. Leiden) Publication A proceedings
volume is planned for CODENET results and additional articles on the
conference themes. Conference Homepage Additional information on
Session Themes, Travel, the Conference Center, etc. can be found at
our Conference homepage: Conference Office
CoccoCo Office, Geological Institute, ETH-Zentrum, ETH-Zentrum,
CH-8092 Z=FCrich, Switzerland E-mail: coccoco at, Fax:    


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