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State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntECO)

The AntEco Steering Group is currently preparing for what is turning out to be a very busy Open Science Conference in Auckland. The AntEco sessions covering our main Research Sectors will be held over several days during the OSC with a diverse range of presentations.

Three workshops will also be held under the auspices of AntEco around the OSC. While some of the details are still being finalised, these workshops will progress some of the priority research objectives and bring together researchers from all over the world.

AntEco Workshop 1:

Physical drivers of biodiversity at multiple spatial scales

Convened by Aleks Terauds and Huw Griffiths

Date: Saturday 23rd August (all day)

Attendance: By invitation

AntEco Workshop 2:

Antarctic Aerobiology

Convened by David Pearce

Date: August 28th (18:15)

Attendance: Contact David Pearce This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AntEco Workshop 3 (mini-workshop):

Eradication in Antarctica: Management and ecological considerations to inform conservation decision-making

Convened by Justine Shaw and Yi Han

Date: August 23rd (time TBC)

Attendance: By invitation>

The AntEco Steering Group will also hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday 25th August at 18:15.

AntEco is providing support for a mini-workshop to be held in England later in 2014:

Moss-Dominated Ecosystems in Antarctica and surrounding regions: Past, Present and Future

Organisers: Matt Amesbury, Dan Charman, Tom Roland (University of Exeter); Zicheng Yu (Lehigh University)

Date: 29th September – 2nd October 2014

Attendance: By invitation

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