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Title

Macroecology and Microbial Biogeography

Dates

9. - 10. Janvier 2020

Organizer(s)

Dr Guillaume Lentendu, UNINE, Edward Mitchell, UNINE

Speakers

Dre Battle Karimi, INRA Dijon, F; Dre Claudine Ah-Peng, Université de La Réunion, FR; Dr Diego Fontaneto, CNR-ISE, IT; Prof. Paulo Borges, University of the Azores, PT; Dr Guillaume Lentendu, UNINE; Prof. Edward Mitchell, UNINE; Dr Bart van der Vijver, Botanic Garden Meise, BEL

Description

 

The objective of the workshop is to give an introduction to macroecology and biogeography. Although special focus will be on microorganisms, the workshop should be of interest to a broad audience as speakers also include botanists and zoologists.

The workshop addresses a broad range of topics: General concepts in biogeography and macroecology: assessing microbial diversity using molecular vs morphological tools, dispersal mechanisms, metacommunity dynamics, and implications for biodiversity conservation. Patterns and drivers of aquatic and terrestrial microbial biogeography from local to global scales in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems: exploring the distribution patterns of different taxonomic and functional groups of organisms (bacteria, fungi, protists, micro-metazoan, etc.) and their drivers.

Invited lecturers cover these different topics, and the workshop will therefore be of interest to a diverse range of people. The list of speakers includes both local (UniNe, CUSO) and international experts in different aspects of macroecology and microbial biogeography.

The workshop includes 1) frontal lectures/presentation by invited speakers (concepts, examples of research questions, current methods and debates)
2) presentations and posters by participants (PhD students / post-docs)
3) practical session to observe some of the organisms discussed in the workshop
4) open discussion on key topics (methodological, open questions/ current challenges) If you are presenting a talk or poster, this will be registered on your certificate for extra ECTS.

 

Program
 

Thursday January 9th

 
 

9:00

 
 

-

 
 

9:15

 
 

Registration

 
 

3rd floor

 
 

9:15

 
 

-

 
 

9:45

 
 

Welcome and introduction to the workshop - Comparartive biogeography and macroecology of microscopic and macroscopic organisms.

 
 

E301-304

 
 

 

 
     

Prof. Edward Mitchell (Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

 
 

9:45

 
 

-

 
 

10:45

 
 

Diatom biogeography in the Antarctic Region: artefact or reality?

 
 

 

 
     

Dr. Bart van der Vijver (Botanic Garden Meise, Belgium)

 
 

10:45

 
 

-

 
 

11:15

 
 

Coffee/tea break 

 
 

3rd floor

 
 

11:15

 
 

-

 
 

12:15

 
 

The community ecology and biogeography of rotifers in the meiofauna

 
 

E301-304

 
 

 

 
     

Dr. Diego Fontaneto (CNR-ISE Verbania Pallanza, Italy)

 
 

12:15

 
 

-

 
 

13:30

 
 

Lunch break 

 
 

Cafeteria

 
 

13:30

 
 

-

 
 

14:30

 
 

Regional and global biogeography and macroecology of protists

 
 

E301-304

 
 

 

 
     

Dr. Guillaume Lentendu (Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

 
 

14:30

 
 

-

 
 

15:00

 
 

Student presentations

 
 

15:00

 
 

-

 
 

15:30

 
 

Coffee/tea break 

 
 

3rd floor

 
 

15:30

 
 

-

 
 

17:00

 
 

Hands-on session : Observation of bdelloid rotifers, nematodes, tardigrades, mites, protists, etc. in mosses and lichens

 
 

TP2 (D025-D030)

 
 

from 17:30

 
 

Visit of Neuchâtel city centre and common diner with students

 
 

Neuchâtel city centre

 
 

 

 
       

 

 
 

Friday January 10th

 
 

9:00

 
 

-

 
 

10:00

 
 

Macroecology on islands: solving the Wallacean and the Prestonian biodiversity Shortfalls

 
 

E301-304

 
 

 

 
     

Prof. Paulo Borges (Univ. Azores, Portugal)

 
 

10:00

 
 

-

 
 

11:00

 
 

Taxonomic and functional diversity of bryophytes along elevation gradients in islands - The MOVECLIM project

 
 

 

 
     

Dr. Claudine Ah-Peng (Univ. La Réunion, France)

 
 

11:00

 
 

-

 
 

11:30

 
 

Coffee/tea break 

 
 

3rd floor

 
 

11:30

 
 

-

 
 

12:30

 
 

Round table discussions on island biogeography

 
 

E301-304

 
 

 

 
     

Dr. Guillaume Lentendu (Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

 
 

12:30

 
 

-

 
 

13:30

 
 

Lunch break 

 
 

Cafeteria

 
 

13:30

 
 

-

 
 

14:30

 
 

Round table discussions on diversity patterns along latitudinal /elevation gradients

 
 

E301-304

 
 

 

 
     

Dr. Guillaume Lentendu (Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

 
 

14:30

 
 

-

 
 

15:00

 
 

Final discussion and closing remarks

 
 

 

 
     

Prof. Edward Mitchell (Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

 
 

15:30

 
 

-

 
 

18:30

 
 

Visit of Neuchâtel city centre / apero

 
 

Neuchâtel city centre

 
Location

UNINE

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Deadline for registration 07.01.2020
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