Networks in Biodiversity Research — Workshop 3-4 December 2012

# Background

In an ecosystem, various organisms interact with each other to form
complicated networks. Understanding the interactions among different
species and their responses to environmental changes is a central
goal in ecology. However, elucidating network interactions and their
responses to environmental changes is difficult due to the lack of
appropriate experimental data and theoretical framework.

The objective of this workshop is to highlight the most recent
advances in network ecology and to discuss how they might be applied
to ongoing studies of ecology and biodiversity at IGB. This includes
the design and analysis of laboratory, mesocosm, or field studies,
as well as the analysis of existing data sets (e.g. long-term data).

# Program

The workshop will be held from 3-4 December in the Max-Born-Saal, Max-Born-Str. 2a, 12489 Berlin Adlershof

Monday 03.12

09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00 Welcome and Introduction (Hans-Peter Grossart, IGB)
10:20 Presentation – Joe Zhou (Univ Oklahoma, Inst. Environ. Genomics)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Presentation – Shiri Freilich (Newe-Ya’ar Research Center)
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Presentation – Christian Wurzbacher (IGB)
14:30 Discussion
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Discussion
17:00 Depart for Christmas Market and Dinner

Tues 04.12

10:00 Introduction (Michael Monaghan, IGB)
10:20 Presentation –  Björn Rall (Univ Göttingen)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Presentation – Karoline Faust (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Presentation – Rita Adrian (IGB)
14:30 Discussion
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Discussion
17:00 Wrap-up and Dinner

Please indicate your interest by sending an email to monaghan @

# More information about the speakers

Jizhong Zhou
Presidential Professor, Department of Botany and Microbiology
Director, Institute for Environmental Genomics (IEG)
Stephenson Research & Technology Center
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

Shiri Freilich
Newe-Ya’ar Research Center,
Agricultural Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture,
Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel

Karoline Faust
Departement Structurele Biologie, VUB
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Björn C. Rall
J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology
University of Göttingen, Germany

Rita Adrian
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Christian Wurzbacher
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) &
Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research

The workshop is supported by the Cross-Cutting Research Theme “Biodiversity” (PB1).

“Springs of Gesause National Park” published

The new volume on Alpine springs of the Gesäuse National Park (Austria) is available

Zurück zur Produktinformation

Quellen (Schriften des Nationalparks Gesäuse 7)

with our chapter on mayflies

Reinhard Gerecke & M.T. Monaghan. 2012. Eintagsfliegen (Ephemeroptera). Schriften des Nationalparks Gesäuse 7:132-141.

The book is available from amazon

Latest publications

Second paper of 2012 published on a large-scale study of freshwater insects in Europe. This was a very big effort (14 authors from 10 institutions) and the paper is freely available via OPEN ACCESS (Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License)

Bergsten et al. 2012. The effect of geographical scale of sampling on DNA barcoding. Systematic Biology 61:851-869.

First paper of 2012 published with colleagues at Michigan State University:

Gamboa et al. 2012 A molecular approach to identifying the natural prey of the African creeping water bug Naucoris, a potential reservoir of Mycobacterium ulcerans.