ICES Annual Science Conference 2022

SCOR MetaZooGene Symposium 2022

New insights into biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, and evolution of marine zooplankton based on molecular approaches

23 September 2022
Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland
Hybrid event

​​The symposium is organized by the Scientific Committee for Ocean Research (SCOR) and the SCOR Met​aZooGene Working Group

​Marine zooplankton are key players in pelagic food webs, central links in ecosystem function, useful indicators of water masses, and rapid responders to environmental variation and climate change. This symposium seeks to explore advances in molecular approaches to analysis of biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, and evolution of marine zooplankton, with particular focus on integration with other analytical and observational approaches, including morphological microscopic taxonomic identification, optical and acoustic imagery, trophic biomarker analysis, and more.  Discussion will provide new insights into the promise and prospects of molecular analysis and recent methodological advancements for accurate identification of species, quantitative (abundance and biomass) measurement, analysis of trophic relationships and food web structure, and more. This symposium will provide a platform for participants to network and discuss interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to future zooplankton research.

​​Call for abstracts

Go to the MetaZooGene website to submit your abstract.

Early Career Scientists (ECS) are especially welcome and encouraged to submit oral and poster presentation abstracts. ECS includes students, PhD candidates, and practicing scientists who received their highest degree within the past 7 years (2015 – 2022). 

In addition to presentation title, presenter name, and co-author information, the submission form will ask you to identify if you are an early career scientist, and indicate your choice of in-person or virtual presentation. Abstract submission deadline is 1 May 2022. Later submissions will be considered until the program is filled.​

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Photo: R.R. Hopcroft & C. Clarke (Univ. Alaska Fairbanks), Larry Madin (Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.)


Ann Bucklin, University of Connecticut, USA

Katja Peijnenburg, Naturalis Biodiversity Center and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Leocadio Blanco-Bercial, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Bermuda

Silke Laakmann, Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg and Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Germany


Scientific Committee for Ocean Research (SCOR)

MetaZo​oGene Working Group (SCOR WG157)​​

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