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This course, jointly organised and sponsored by EU-funded projects AtlantECO, Mission Atlantic and BIOcean5D, aims at creating a new cohort of researchers who will be able to refine and address the most important theoretical and experimental challenges in the context of open ocean seascape ecology.  That is, to introduce the ocean fluid dynamics into current theoretical frameworks (community structure, biogeographies, niche concept, effectiveness of the active tracer response, persistence and fitness, possible functional redundancy, stability of the metabolic machinery with respect to species turnover, etc.) and in the design of new multidisciplinary studies.

Dates: 24-28 June 2024

Location: Forio d'Ischia, Naples, Italy

Tuition Fees: none

Scientific directors: Daniele Iudicone, Patrizio Mariani, Colomban de Vargas, Alejandro Maass

Main lecturers:

  • Meike Vogt (ETHZ, Switzerland)

  • Lucie Bittner (Sorbonne Université, France)

  • Damien Eveillard (Université de Nantes, France) 

  • Enrico Ser Giacomi (CSIC-UIB, Spain)

  • Samir Suweis (University of Padua, Italy)

  • others to be announced

Course Content/topics

  • Complex System Theories and theoretical ecology

  • Biophysical coupling / Ocean Physics / Climate dynamics

  • Advanced Data analysis (combining heterogeneous data)/ Niche modelling / Bioinformatic /  etc


Target Audience

Advanced PhD students working in marine sciences related fields


Course Format

Onsite, including morning lectures, afternoon debates and evening 'talks'

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