The growing demand for a sustainable use of aquatic resources has stimulated research interest in untangling the functional relationships between aquatic organisms, including interactions at the basis of food webs. Knowledge of these (trophic) interactions is a prerequisite to understand and to protect the carrying capacity of aquatic ecosystems. This course will train students in the theoretical concepts and practical application of biomarkers (fatty acids, stable isotopes) to trace the flow of energy in aquatic food webs.
This course aims to provide advanced knowledge on the use of stable isotopes and fatty acids as tracers in ecological research. More specifically, next to theory on the up-to-date techniques, analysing and implementing biomarker and tracer data in food web modelling will be included in the training.
Disclaimer: the course will take place with a minimum of 12 participants.
January 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2024
Apply no later than 30 November 2023 using the online form: Registration
In case of too many applications the following criteria will be used to rank the applications:
UGent strives for inclusion and diversity: application from minorities is recommended and the organizers will aim at a balanced participation between UGent and non-UGent participants.
Ghent University, Department Biology, Research group Marine Biology
Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281/S8