The sixth edition of The Survivors’ Guide to Stable Isotope Ecology – SGSIE – sees our great international team of lecturers come together again to unlock the secrets of stable isotopes for you.
Stable isotopes are a powerful and ubiquitous tool in modern ecology. When used correctly, they can help to understand the mysteries of food-webs, species interactions, ecophysiology, and migration patterns across the globe. However, incorrect use can result in expensively-compiled, useless datasets. This course will give you the skills to maximise the benefit of the use of stable isotopes in your current or future research.
The course will be held on the scenic island of Ortigia, the historic centre of Siracusa in Sicily, Italy. Course instructors include leading experts in the application of stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur to marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecology, in addition to expertise in the growing field of compound specific stable isotope analysis and the analysis of stable isotope data.
The course is tailored to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers with some or no experience. Eight intense days will be dedicated to lectures, data-analysis and field-activities, combining to provide the students with a thorough introduction to the use of stable isotopes in ecology through hands-on experience. Participants will have opportunities to discuss their research with the course tutors in an informal and collaborative environment – and time to explore the beautiful island of Ortigia and savour the Mediterranean setting and the local specialties.
The course is tailored to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers with some or no experience. The course-programme includes a combination of lectures, field activities, lab-work and data analysis to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the use of stable isotopes in ecology through hands-on experience.
Dates ARR. Sunday 10th March – DEP. Sunday 17th March 2024
Program – 8 days/7 nights
Number of participants – 20 min-30 max
Prof. Chris Harrod, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile
Dr. Tamsin O’Connell, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Seth Newsome, University of New Mexico, USA
Dr. Alexia Massa-Gallucci, Exedra Mediterranean Center, Italy: Blue EcoTech, Malta https://oceanbreath.eu/
Dr. Sarah Magozzi, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn – Fano Marine Centre, Italy
Dr. Jose Canseco, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, España