The uncertainty caused by the Covid crisis has made a face-to-face course impossible to plan this Spring, however the fourth edition of The Survivor’s Guide to Stable Isotope Ecology is going ahead anyway, and sees our great team of lecturers from all over the world come together again – online – to unlock the secrets of stable isotopes for you. The course will run for four -hour sessions over five days from 12-16 April 2021, using Zoom, shared google docs, Dropbox etc.
Stable isotopes are a powerful and ubiquitous tool in modern ecology. When used correctly, they can unlock 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.
Course instructors include leading experts in the application of stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur to marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecology and archaeology, and in the growing field of compound specific stable isotope analysis and the analysis of stable isotope data. They will be available during ‘open office hours’ outside of the course hours for discussion about individual research.
The course is tailored to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers with some or no experience.
The online programme includes a combination of lectures, interactive sessions and data analysis to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the use of stable isotopes in ecology.
The course program will include theoretical and practical applications of stable isotopes to ecology:
Dates Monday 12 April – Friday 16 April 2021
Time – 16:00 – 20:00 CEST Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Number of participants – 20 min-30 max
Course Lecturers 2021 (to be confirmed):
Prof. Chris Harrod, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile http://harrodlab.net/
Dr. Brian Hayden, Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory, University of New Brunswick, Canada www.atomicecology.com
Dr. Alexia Massa-Gallucci, AquaBioTech Group, Malta https://www.aquabt.com/staff
Prof. Seth Newsome, University of New Mexico, USA
Dr. Tamsin O’Connell, University of Cambridge, UK https://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/directory/tco21
Dr Clive Trueman, Associate Professor in Marine Ecology, University of Southampton, UK https://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/research/staff/trueman.page