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Preliminary announcement (December 2009)-pdf version
Final workshop poster -pdf version

International Workshop on Living Organisms in Flows:
From Small-scale Turbulence to Geophysical Flows

IFISC, Palma de Mallorca, June 7 - 11, 2010

Scientific coordination:
Ulrike Feudel, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Raymond E. Goldstein, University of Cambridge, UK
Emilio Hernández-García, IFISC (CSIC-UIB), Spain
Cristóbal López, IFISC (CSIC-UIB), Spain

The interplay between biological organisms and hydrodynamic flows influences strongly the ecology of oceans, lakes and rivers, as well as developmental processes in living organisms. These phenomena at the interface between biology and physics cover different temporal and spatial scales from small-scale turbulence to mesoscale hydrodynamic activity on the physical side, and from bacteria and other cellular organisms up to swimming animals like fish on the biological side.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists from various disciplines who investigate organisms in fluid flows from different perspectives and to address, among others, topics like: impact of mesoscale mixing on biology, population dynamics in rivers, non-passive transport, experimental biology in fluids, bioconvection and the influence of small-scale turbulence on plankton. The general goal of the workshop is to facilitate cross-fertilization between the different scientific communities and to stimulate joint interdisciplinary projects among the participants.

Updated list of invited speakers

University of Glasgow, UK
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Umea University, Sweden
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
LEGOS (CNRS/CNES/UPS), Toulouse, France
Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Boston University, USA
Harvard University, USA
University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
University College Dublin, Ireland
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
University of Potsdam, Germany
University of Hawaii, USA
University of Bergen, Norway

For any information about the Workshop, please email:

Workshop Organisation:
Marta Ozonas (IFISC) Tel.: +34-971-173290 | Fax: +34-971-173248

Applications for participation and contributions are welcome and should be made by using the application form. The number of attendees is limited. The applicants’ registration fee for the workshop is 100 €. Costs for accommodation will be covered during the workshop. Limited funding is available on request to partially cover travel expenses.

Deadline for applications is: March 10, 2010
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