Spring Days 2016

Spring seminar 23.-24.5.2016

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Tervapääsky, 8th floor

Preliminary programme:

Monday 23 May 2016

10:00 Coffee and welcoming words

10:30 Judit Padisák: The four pillars of phytoplankton success (nutrients, light, defense against grazers, living in suspension)

12:20 Lunch

13:00 Judit Padisák: Phytoplankton community ecology

14:30 Coffee

15:00 Microscopy session

17:30 Annual meeting of the Finnish Phytoplanktonseura ry

19:00 Dinner (Mamma Rosa, self-cost)

Tuesday 24 May 2016

9:00 Judit Padisák: From species level indication to functional group level

10:30 Judit Padisák: Functional group concepts in phytoplankton ecology

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Judit Padisák: Biogeography and spatial processes of freshwater phytoplankton

14:00 Coffee

14:30 Kalevi Salonen: Vertical migration behavior as a buffer against grazing and nutrient limitation

14:45 Heidi Hällfors: Greetings from a meeting of the HELCOM PEG phytoplankton expert group 25.-29.4.2016

15:30 Final discussion

16:00 Departure

The programme allocates time for microscoption of phytoplankton and the harmonisation of species assays. It is hoped that the participants will bring samples and/or footage for joint viewing and reflection.

The entry fee for autumn days is EUR 60 per person for members, EUR 25 for student and pensioner members and EUR 80 per person for non-members. Price includes: Entry fee and meeting catering, dinner not included. Registration via the following link no later than Thursday 19 May 2016:


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