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:


Spring Days 2015

Spring seminar 2015


University of Jyväskylä, Survontie 9, Ambiotica YAB312, Jyväskylä


Tuesday 26 May 2015:

11:00 Opening words

11:15 Maja Łukomska-Kowalczyk: Introduction: phylogeny, current classification, ecology and distribution of photoautotrophic euglenoids

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Bożena Zakryś: Euglenoid cell morphology

14:00 Bożena Zakryś: Diagnostic futures of euglenoid genera

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Microscoping and demonstrations

16:30 Presentations by the participants

17.30 Annual Meeting of the Finnish Phytoplanktonseura ry 2015 (Finnish Phytoplankton Society, yearly meeting)

18:30-19:00 Organisation meeting of the Phytoplankton Online Guide Committee, an open event for all participants in the seminar (Organizing meeting of the phytoplankton internet quide editional committee)

20:00 Dinner, restaurant will be selected later

Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

09:00 Bożena Zakryś: Problems with morphological identification

10:00 Bożena Zakryś: Collecting and preparation of euglenoids for morphological identification

11:00 Microscoping and demonstrations

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Maja Łukomska-Kowalczyk: Molecular identification of euglenoids

14:00 Marko Järvinen: "Phytoplankton ProfTest SYKE 10/2014" (Phytoplankton proficiency test 10/2014)

2:30 p.m. Coffee

15:00 Sirpa Lehtinen: "Phytoplankton ProfTest SYKE 10/2014" (Phytoplankton proficiency test 10/2014)

Sirpa Lehtinen

15:30-16:00 Closing words and discussion

Registration and fee: 50€ for regular members, 25€ for student and retired members, additional member fee for new members. DL for registration is May 15, 2015

or go directly to: https://www.ilmarix.fi/tietoverkko/isoilmari.nsf/ilmoittautuminens?openform&s=n&id=CE12506923D0A618C2257E2D0043D619

Accommodation can be reserved e.g. from the following hotels. Finlandia Hotel Alba (ca 200 m from the university), Omena Hotel Jyväskylä (distance from the university ca 2.5 km), Cumulus (close to railway station, ca 2 km from the university).

More information: Kristiina Vuorio (kristiina.vuorio ( at ] jyu .

Spring Days 2014

Spring seminar 28.-29.4.2014 at Mm Biological Station

The price of the spring seminar is 100.00 euros per person for members (for double rooms) and for non-members 125.00 euros per person. For the student and pensioner members of the club, the price is EUR 50.00 per person. The price includes: Entry fee 50 €, accommodation in double rooms, meals and meeting coffees.


https://www.ilmarix.fi/tietoverkko/isoilmari.nsf/ilmoittautuminens?openform&s=n&id=971153672CC2933DC2257C9B00356EF0. If you have any questions, please contact the chairman or secretary. The invoice will be sent to the participants at the time of registration. Entry fee to be paid no later than 15 April 2014.

Autumn Days 2013

Autumn cruise 25.-26.11.2013 from Turku to Nuhkomma

m/s Viking Grace


Note! All times are Finnish time!

Monday 25 November 2013

20:00 Meeting at Viking Terminal in Turku and transfer to ship

21:00 Welcome and initiative discussion on extending the club's activities to latent/outer/other algae (meeting room)

22:00 Free program

Tuesday 26 November 2013

6:30 Breakfast from

9:00 a.m.: Tore Lindholm (ÅA): Åland Small-Scale

Marko Järvinen: CEN standard preparations (lake sampling, biomasses)

12:00 Salad Lunch

13:00 Sirpa Lehtinen (SYKE): Marine Strategy Directive, phytoplankton indicators

Marko Järvinen (SYKE): Ecological classification 2. results of the tour

Marko Järvinen: Certification of samplers

15:00 Final discussion on, among other things, the expansion of the club's operations

17:00 Common dinner (group menu) and free program

19:50 Arrival in Turku

KasPer 2013 training material

On 14-15 May 2013, the Finnish Phytoplanktonseura ry organised Tvärminne for KasPer training at the Zoological Station. The seminar focused on issues related to the sampling, analysis, identification, use of phytoplankton and perifyton/latents in the classification of ecological status and interpretation of results. The trainers at the event are Marko Järvinen (phytoplankton), biologist Satu Maaria Karjalainen (perifyton/hiding), researcher Kristiina Vuorio (identification of blue algae) and researcher Sirpa Lehtinen (Baltic phytoplankton). The integration material can be downloaded here:











KasPer TRAINING 2013 and annual meeting 14.-15.5. In the TV star

On 14-15 May 2013, the Finnish Phytoplankton Society will organise a KasPer 2013 training event at tvärminne Zoological Station to familiarise them with the sampling, analysis, identification and interpretation of the results of phytoplankton and perifyton/latents.

The training is suitable for those carrying out sampling and analysis in stream waters, lakes and/or the Baltic Sea region. The event is intended for all interested parties. For more details on this invitation, please register using the link below:

Registration for KasPer 2013 – training

Welcome a day.

On behalf of the Finnish Phytoplanktonseura ry

Kristiina Vuorio, Chair.


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