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Confirmed presentations

Keynote speakers

Ulrike Braeckman (Ghent University)
Estimating the contribution of bioturbation to ecosystem services

Jasmin Godbold (University of Southampton)
Long-term effects of multiple stressors on infaunal behaviour and ecosystem function

Bonnie Laverock (University of Western Australia)
Molecular ecology as a tool for understanding bioturbation and ecosystem function

Krysia Mazik (University of Hull)
Novel methods for quantifying and visualising bioturbation

Accepted presentations

Viktor Baranov (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries)
Does bioturbation of chironomids increase or decrease phosphorous release from lacustrine sediments?

Vas Kitidis (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Long-term, integrated observatories as tools in understanding coastal ecosystems

Stina Lindqvist (University of Gothenburg)
Bioturbation by benthic macrofauna: Experimental quantification and functional classification based on particle and solute transport

Jörg Lewandowski (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries)
The underestimated impact of tube-dwelling macrozoobenthos in lake ecosystem: Eroding a long-lasting limnological paradigm

Cécile Massé (Université de Bordeaux)
Bioturbation by the polychaete Melinna palmate structures bacterial communities at the sediment surface

Emma Michaud (Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement Marin)
Spatio-temporal variations of bioturbation activity in a high arctic fjord

Karl Norling (Norwegian Institute for Water Research)
Bioturbation studies from single species and specific traits to assess change in biodiversity and benthic community function

Francis Orvain (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie)
From the ecosystem engineering to the trophic autonomy: The case of interaction between Cerastoderma edule bioturbation, microphytobenthic growth and resuspension

Ludovic Pascal (University of Bordeaux)
Bioturbation activities and biogeochemical impact of the mud shrimp Upogebia pusilla in the Arcachon Bay

Ana M Queirós (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Placing community biodiversity bioturbation in ecosystem models without getting lost in translation

Christiane Rakotomalala (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie)
Effect of Cerastoderma edule bioturbation on microphytobenthis resuspension: a modelling approach

Martin Solan (University of Southampton)
Species contributions to ecosystem level processes are modified by anthropogenic underwater noise

Nick Stephens (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Explicit representation of bioturbation in an ecosystem model: Infaunal and biogeochemical responses

Karen Tait (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Seasonal variability in benthic community structure and function

Joe Taylor (Marine Biological Association)
Bioturbation by Hediste (Nereis) diversicolor enhances oil degradation and changes active microbial community composition in oil contamination estuarine sediments

Jan Vanaverbeke (Ghent University)
Does macrofauna functional diversity affects bacterial and archaeal diveristy: a field study from the Belgian part of the North Sea

Carl Van Colen (Ghent University)
Top-down and bottom-up interactions indirectly mediate interference effect of the bioturbator Macomona liliana on meiobenthos communities in a sand flat ecosystem

Gordon Watson (University of Portsmouth)
The impacts of bait collection on the macrobenthic community

David Welsh (Griffith University)
Direct contribution of clams (Ruditapes philipinarum) to benthic fluxes, nitrification, denitrification and nitrous oxide emissions

Sally Woodin
Bulldozing, bioadvection, density: Which drivers ‘wins’?

Accepted Posters

Ana M Queirós and Nicolas Stephens (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Placing bioturbation in ecosystem models without getting lost in translation

Isabelle Métais (Université Catholique de l’Ouest)
Sediment particle reworking induced by two dominant species: Nereis diversicolor (Polychaetes, Annelids) and Scrobicularia plana (Mollusks, Bivalves) from a Loire estuary intertidal mudflat (France)

Stefan Forster (University of Rostock, Germany) 
Does burrow shape govern differences in solute exchange among species of Marenzelleria in the Baltic?

Andrew Blight (University of St Andrews)
Quantifying Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) bioturbation using fluorescent sediment profile imaging (f-SPI)

Claudia Morys (University of Rostock)
Variability of bioturbation intensity: a concept to explain geographic patterns

Adélaïde Aschenbroich (Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement Marin)
Investigating the changes in benthic macrofaunal community structure and bioturbation during mudflat colonization by mangrove

Olivier Maire (Université de Bordeaux)
How does bioturbation influence the vertical distribution of benthic foraminifera?

Guillaume Bernard (University of Helsinki)
Experimental assessment of the effects of temperature and food availability on particle mixing by the bivalve Abra alba using new image analysis techniques

Evgeniy Yakushev (Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway)
Effects of bioturbation in the biogeochemistry of the sediment-water interface with seasonal anoxia: modelling study


Meeting agenda

Full meeting agenda

Monday 7th July

18:00 - 20:00 Welcome reception (PML)

Tuesday 8th July

09:00 - 12:30 Presentations
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and poster session
13:30 - 17:00 Presentations
17.30 - 19.00 Tour of National Marine Aquarium 
19:00 - 21:00 Conference dinner

Wednesday 9th July

09:00 - 12:30 Presentations
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and poster session
13:30 - 17:00 Social activities*

Thursday 10th July

09:00 - 12:30 Presentations
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and poster session
13:30 - 17:00 Presentations and close of conference

Friday 11th July

09:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Importance of bioturbation in influencing ecosystem properties

*activities include paddle boarding, a historical walk and a Plymouth Gin distillery tour. Please click here for further details.  


Further Information

Confirmed presentations & meeting agenda

Social activities

Visiting Plymouth


Travelling to PML

Local organising committee

History of Nereis Park

Nereis Park website

4th Nereis Park conference homepage