The Gordon Research Seminar on Ocean Biogeochemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
Ocean biogeochemistry is an interdisciplinary science that studies the fundamental processes driving the entire planet, and understanding these processes is increasingly important amidst our changing climate. The 2020 Ocean Biogeochemistry GRS will address current research related to biogeochemical processes that occur across space and time in the ocean. Scientific topics are focused on: 1) Processes and climate feedbacks along vertical and horizontal gradients such as polar highs and deep-sea; 2) Carbon pumps in changing oceans; 3) Elemental cycles mediated by keystone organisms and viruses; 4) Biogeochemistry in past, current and future oceans; 5) Habitat susceptibility and sustainability in vulnerable ecosystems. Science policy work relating to these topics will also be considered.
The 2020 GRS on Ocean Biogeochemistry will also provide a platform to network with your peers and receive great mentorship from which you will benefit for your future career transformation.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by February 29, 2020. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.