Online keynote talks on the Nutrient Cycle in the Arctic linked to environmental change. The keynote talks are an appetizer for an open workshop on the same topic taking place in spring 2021 in Orvieto, Italy.

Both the online keynotes and the open workshop is part of a Ny-Ålesund joint flagship project aiming at understanding perturbations in nutrient cycles in the Artic linked to ongoing environmental change. The nutrient cycling involves all compartments of the ecosystem and will also bring all four Ny-Ålesund flagship programs together.

Confirmed speakers include

Andy Hodson, UNIS: Nutrient dynamics in glacial meltwaters entering Kongsfjorden

Fran Gordillo, Uni Malaga: Nutrient dynamics and their control of the biological production in the Kongsfjorden coastal system

Pavla Dagsson-Waldhauserova, Univ. Iceland: Dust in polar regions and its importance for nutrient cycles

Peter Convey, BAS-NERC UK: Nutrient inputs by marine vertebrates are a major driver of polar terrestrial biodiversity hotspots

Mats Björkman, University of Gothenburg

Pedro Duarte, NPI: Abiotic and biotic driven nutrient exchanges in a high-latitude fjord – towards the quantification of Net Ecosystem Metabolism

Marteen Loonen, UG: The effect of trophic interactions on terrestrial nutrient cycles

Registration deadline is 12 October 2020.