If you are interested in doing a Master’s project in functional biodiversity research, please contact us (e-mail, Twitter). We are planning field studies this coming summer in a rock pool system. If you are more interested in analyses of biodiversity time series data (phytoplankton, benthic fauna), that could also be a project.
Lars and James completed the meta-analysis course for ecology and evolution over a great week at Tjärno Marine Laboratory (University of Gothenburg). Thanks to both Julia Koricheva and Jessica Gurevitch. We both learnt a lot and are looking forward to applying these methods in our research projects.
Group picture aboard the Nereus. Lars missed the group picture unfortunately but he was there in spirit.
We’re attending a course in meta-analysis at Tjärnö, October 21-25. Instructors: Jessica Gurevitch and Julia Koricheva.
Yay! We just submitted our paper entitled “Large seasonal and spatial variation in phytoplankton diversity, abundance, and carbon biomass across contrasting ecosystems”.
We (Fabian Roger, Lars Gamfeldt) organised a working group on biodiversity and multifunctionality in Lund, Sweden. The workshop, which was funded through BECC, involved Caroline Brophy, Pete Manning, Eleanor Slade, Yann Hautier, Sebastian Meyer, Nicolas Fanin, James Hagan, Fabian Roger and Lars Gamfeldt.
Screening islands in the archipelago outside Tjärnö Marine Laboratory for potential rock pools to use in a biodiversity-function-scale project.
Happy to announce that James Hagan will start as PhD student this coming summer. James is from Cape Town, South Africa, and did his Master’s in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Tropimundo). He will work with questions relating to the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, probably using rock pools as model system. You can find James on Twitter: @James_G_Hagan