Other Professional Meetings

Other Professional Meetings

24th North American Diatom Symposium (27 September - 1 October 2017)

Gibraltar island, Ohio, USA

Ecohydrology for the Circular Economy and Nature-Based Solutions towards mitigation/adaptation to Climate Change (26-28 September 2017)

Lodz, Poland

24th International Diatom Symposium (21-26 August 2017)

Quebec City, Canada

13th International Conference on Salt Lake Research (21-25 August 2017)

Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia

The slogan of the conference is "Studies on Freshwater and Saline Water Lakes – in Search for a Common Ground." The program of the conference will be organized to reflect the growing interest in saline lakes and related aspects. It will combine traditional sections on geology and chemistry, physics, microbial ecology, food web ecology, human pressures on saline lakes with sections focused on comparative studies of different aquatic ecosystems, predictive mathematical modelling, paleolimnology, effects of water level on the ecology and biogeochemical cycling and other trendy topics in limnology. We offer several funding opportunities for young scientists including best paper award, travel grants and prizes for the best oral and poster presentation during the conference.

Important dates:

Application for “Best paper” award for young scientists – January 15, 2017
On-line registration – April 30, 2017
Application for travel grants for young scientists – April 30, 2017
Abstract submission – May 15, 2017
Post-conference tour registration – May 15, 2017

10th GAP Workshop (19-30 August 2017)

Třeboň, Czech Republic

Objectives will be to: 1) Bring together scientists, postdocs and students from the field of aquatic primary productivity for joint experiments, lectures and discussions. 2) Expand traditional primary productivity methods with modern molecular approaches. 3) Jointly discuss the obtained results and prepare the publications for a special issue in a peer -reviewed journal.

There will be four working groups focused on individual tasks: 1) WG1 - Interactions of algae and bacteria (Římov drinking water reservoir). Local coordinator: Michal Koblížek. 2) WG2 - Productivity in highly productive systems (eutrophic ponds near Třeboň) Local coordinator: Libor Pechar. 3) WG3 - Photosynthesis—Laboratory experiments on model phytoplankton cultures. Local coordinator: Ondřej Prášil. 4) WG4 - Trophic conversion of microalgae Local coordinator: Jiří Masojídek.

Participating institutions: Centre ALGATECH, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences. Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences. ENKI, o.p.s. University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.

Please contact gap2017@alga.cz for further details.

11th International Phycological Congress (14-18 August 2017)

Szczecin, Poland

16th Brazilian Congress of Limnology (24-27 July 2017)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, it is a pleasure to invite all to the XVI Brazilian Congress of Limnology, devoted to the theme "Water resources in crisis: sustainability, biodiversity and integration of knowledge in the face of global change." The conference will be held at the Riocentro Convention Center in the city of Rio de Janeiro, between the 24th and 27th of July 2017. The Brazilian Congresses of Limnology, biennial since 1986, have been a reference for the discussion and dissemination of limnology in South America. These congresses always ensure the attendance of hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students, besides researchers from universities, research institutes, private companies and government agencies. 'A water wheel of life' has been chosen by students to be the logo of the XVI Brazilian Congress of Limnology. The event is organized into plenary lectures, round tables, special sessions, and oral and poster presentations. Within the pre-congress activities will be held ten free short-courses to the participants. The complete program of the congress can be seen on the congress website (http://www.cblimno2017.com.br/).