News: ISOECOL comes to Tokyo

 The 10th International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies

ISOECOL X, 2016: Tokyo, Japan
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As we look forward to our tenth ISOECOL, we will hold our first meeting in Asia.

 

ISOECOL IX, 2014: Perth, Australia

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This year our hosts were Greg Skrzypek, Mat Vanderklift, Pauline Grierson and colleagues at the University of Western Australia in Perth, and all presentations were held at the University Club. There were more than 120 oral and poster presentations covering every single aspect of ecology, and encompassing ecosystems from the open ocean to the suburbs of cities. Please check out the abstract volume for a sample of the diversity of research, including the plenary talks by Brian Popp, Naohiro Yoshida, Margaret Barbour and Keith Hobson. The traditional mid-week field trip saw delegates travel to Rottnest Island among the quokkas as well as Yanchep National Park. See the video clip of the meeting here.

 

ISOECOL VIII, 2012: Brest, France

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Stan Dubois and Jacques Grall welcomed nearly 250 researchers for another collaborative conference, this time at the Quartz Convention Centre in Brest. Brian Fry, Sébastien Lefebvre, Staurt Bearhop and Pascal Riera gave plenary talks on the four of the days, with the traditional mid-week field trip seeing attendees visit the island of Ouessant. Check out the abstract volume for a flavour of the research being presented.

 

ISOECOL VII, 2010: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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A workshop on Bayesian mixing models took place prior to the conference? University of Alaska Fairbanks. Hosts were Matthew Wooller and Diane O'Brien

 

 

ISOECOL VI, 2008: Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

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Brittany Graham, Carrie Holl, Brian Popp, and Brian Fry welcomed us to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Gabe Bowen and Simon Jennings gave plenary talks on isoscapes and marine food webs respectively, as part of the general schedule. The mid-week field trip and social involved a hike and a snorkel.

 

ISOECOL V, 2006: Belfast, Northern Ireland

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For the fifth ISOECOL we were back in Europe again. Stuart Bearhop and Jason Newton hosted the meeting at Queens University, Belfast. This time the number of plenary speakers was increased to three, thanks to Jim Ehleringer, Tom Preston and Graham Farquhar. The midweek field trips went to Rathlin Island and the Giant's Causeway. Check out the abstract volume for the research being presented.

 

ISOECOL IV, 2004: Wellington, New Zealand

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Our first foray south of the equator went to Wellington, New Zealand. Over 150 people attended this meeting held at Te Papa. The keynote speaker was Professor James Ehleringer of the University of Utah in an exciting schedule. Jim gave an overview of his research and an overview of the use of stable isotopes in wildlife and forensics . The Proceedings of the New Zealand Meeting are in press in a special issue of Isotopes in Environmental Health Studies and Oecologia in 2005.

 

ISOECOL III, 2002: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

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The 3rd International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies was held in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Over 180 people attended this meeting. The keynote speaker was Professor Don Schell of the University of Alaska. Don gave an overview of his research and an overview of the use of stable isotopes in marine ecosystem research. Proceedings of this meeting were published in a special issue of Isotopes in Environmental Health Studies in 2003.

 

ISOECOL II, 2000: Braunschweig, Germany

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The 2nd International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies was held in Braunschweig, Germany. Over 140 people attended this excellent meeting. The keynote speaker, Dr. Dan Yakir of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, provided an excellent overview of research using stable isotope methods to study plant, soil and ecosystem responses to climatic and environmental change. Proceedings of this meeting were published in a special issue of Isotopes in Environmental Health Studies in 2002. See the abstract volume.

 

ISOECOL I, 1998: Saskatoon, Canada

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The inaugural International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The enthusiastic response (see schedule) to this meeting affirmed there was a need to assemble expertise in this field and to initiate bi-annual international meetings on this topic area. Over 120 participants attended the conference, representing 13 countries. The keynote speaker, Dr. Marilyn Fogel of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, set the tone for the meeting with an excellent overview of molecular approaches in stable isotope ecology. Proceedings from this meeting were published in a special issue of Oecologia (v 120, no 3) and the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (v 56 , no 11).