The field of geometric morphometrics (GM) is concerned with the quantification and analysis of patterns of shape variation, and its covariation with other variables. Over the past several decades these approaches have become a mainstay in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology, and a panoply of analytical tools for addressing specific biological hypotheses concerning shape have been developed.
Capacity building and training
The 5th Bremen Winter School and Symposium will run this year from 27-31 March, and will be hosted in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bremen, room MZH 6210. The Winter School and Symposium is mainly sponsored by the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 181 "Energy Transfer in Atmosphere and Ocean" funded by DFG. The school will offer a range of courses to interested individuals. The mini courses available are:
Environmental Physics is a rapidly growing research area, focusing on processes within our environment, i.e., in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. Physical ocean processes directly affect the global distribution and transports of ocean properties ranging from mass and temperature to the many dissolved substances (for example salt, nutrients, oxygen, CO2). Ocean processes are of particular relevance for the global and regional climate systems, and they set the stage for marine element cycling and the marine ecosystem as a whole.
PLOCAN is an initiative committed with both its adjoining socioeconomic environment and the international excellence in science and technology. Hence, it promotes this call which is oriented towards university students in the marine-maritime and technological scopes, as well as technicians/ professionals of the sector. The objective is to train them in theoretical and practical abilities and skills concerning underwater vehicles, as gliders.
The 2017 edition of EMOSE will be held in Porto at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR, University of Porto).
HOW TO APPLY: apply online before 5 May 2017
OUTCOME: all applicants will be informed by email on 31 May 2017
COURSE FEE: 200€
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS: EuroMarine sponsors the costs for all participants.
The workshop will give participants the chance to discuss results from multiple time series providing phytoplankton data into the MSFD process throughout Europe, and ensure consistency in identification across multiple methods
The workshop will train early career scientists, technical and support staff in identification of key marine phytoplankton taxa. These skills are needed to monitor and predict future distributions and impacts of a changing environment.
15 lecturers will interact with 30 additional student participants at the graduate or junior postgraduate research level to exchange ideas between experienced and young ocean researchers.
18 students of at least the level of second year PhD training will participate in this course, which aims to demonstrate the key role of marine genomics for the understanding of the marine ecosystem and its organisms, and for an efficient and sustainable use of its resources. The course is also open to particpants external to EuroMarine.
This course is open to 70 PhD students, post-doctoral scientists and possibly young academics. The curriculum will include topics covering the leading edge of science in ocean observing systems, as well as the latest methods and techniques for analysis, data assimilation and ocean modelling.