Report on the Young Scientists Conference on Marine Ecosystem Perspectives
Chair: Peter Grønkjær
Co-Chairs: Fredrik Arrhenius, Anna Ingvarsdóttir, and Stefan Neuenfeldt.
This report contains the proceedings and abstracts of papers and posters presented at the Young Scientists Conference on Marine Ecosystem Perspectives held in Gilleleje, Denmark 20-24 November 1999.
The Conference was organised by The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea in cooperation with The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. It was sponsored by The Danish Ministry of Education, The Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fishery, The Danish Research Council, Knud Højgaards Foundation, and the European Commission DG XII.
The objective of the Conference was to provide an international forum where young marine scientists from many countries could meet at an early stage of their career to experience international scientific cooperation and to establish networks. At the same time it gave them an opportunity to contribute to the international scientific work that forms the basis for managing the marine environment.
The Conference theme focused on marine ecosystem interactions. The following four topics were considered;
- Human influence on marine ecosystems.
- Top-down or bottom-up control in marine processes.
- Influence of hydrographic processes on energy transfer in the planktonic ecosystem.
- Modelling ecological processes.