Schedule in .pdf format: Schedule of 55 EMBS


18.30-19:20 WELCOME PARTY


08.00 – 09.30 REGISTRATION
09.30 – 09.45 WELCOME Prof. Wojciech Zalewski, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration University of Gdańsk
Prof. Adam Sokołowski, 55 EMBS Organising Team
Prof. Simonetta Fraschetti, EMBS president
09.45 – 15.15 SESSION Thematic session “Main stressors and their impact on ecosystem health”
Chair Simonetta Fraschetti (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
09.45 – 10.30 PLENARY Prof. Mike Elliot:
“The impacts, detection, prediction and management of endogenic
and exogenic stressors on marine environmental health”
10.30 – 10.45 Jordà Molina È. et al. Spatial and seasonal patterns in macrobenthic communities along the north-western Barents Sea and Nansen Basin
10.45 – 11.00 Ronowicz M. et al. Kelps and their associated fauna in rapidly changing glacial fjord environment
11.00 – 11.30 COFFEE BREAK
11.30 – 11.45 Szymańska N. et al. Modern climate change impact on foraminifera assemblages of Hornsund (Svalbard)
11.45 – 12.00 Repolho, T. et al. Lifelong exposure to warmer temperatures does not produce higher tolerance to marine heatwaves (ONLINE)
12.00 – 12.15 Minicheva G. Macroalgae morphofunctional indicators for ecological assessing of coastal ecosystems (ONLINE)
12.15 – 12.30 Rousou M. et al. Investigation of marine litter in the deep-seafloor: the case of the Eratosthenes Seamount in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (ONLINE)
12.30 – 12.45 Snigirova A. et al. Coexistence of ichthyoneuston and microplastic in the coastal waters of the northwest Black Sea (ONLINE)
12.45 – 13.00 Varigin A. Response of coastal benthic communities to climate change in the northwestern Black Sea  (ONLINE)
13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 – 14.45 Megalofonou P. et al. Microplastic ingestion in three commercial fishes from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
14.45 – 15.00 Lepretre A. et al. Health hazard in the Baltic sea: the effect of perfluorotetradecanoic acid on the Baltic blue mussels Mytilus trossulus
15.00 – 15.15 Koroliesova D.D. et al. Recovery of Chara aculeolata Kütz. meadows in the Tendrivska Bay (Black Sea) (ONLINE)
15.15 – 15:45 COFFEE BREAK

15:45 – 18:15 POSTER SESSION


09.00 – 10.45 SESSION Thematic session “Diversity and physiology of marine organisms.
Is there still anything to discover?”
Chair Leen Vandepitte (Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium)
09.15 – 10.00 PLENARY Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner:
“Questions and approaches around climate change
and impacts in the ocean: a physiologist’s view”
10.00 – 10.15 Iglikowska A. et al. Shell mineralogy and chemical composition in Arctic bivalves
10.15 – 10.30 Palacios Theil E. and Błażewicz M. Phylogenetic analyses of members of the deep-sea inhabiting family Neotanaidae (Peracarida) and some close shallow-water relatives reveal possible colonisation pathways
10.30 – 10.45 Kulakova I. Nematode communities of the coastal zone area near the Zmeinyy Island (Black Sea) (ONLINE)
10.45 – 11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 – 15.15 SESSION General session
Chair Benjamin Weigel (University of Helsinki, Finland)
11.15 – 12.00 PLENARY Prof. Jan Marcin Węsławski:
“Climate change and marine biodiversity in North Atlantic – competitive exclusion or coexistence?”
12.00 – 12.15 Grist E.P.M. et al. Estimating cetacean population trends from static acoustic monitoring data using Paired Year Ratio Assessment (PYRA)
12.55 – 12.30 Dekeyzer S. et al. The LifeWatch Species Information Backbone: connecting information on taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, genetics and literature
12.30 – 12.45 Silve V. et al. Will most suitable spawning grounds for coastal fishes be impacted by climate change? A larval drift modelling approach
12.45 – 13.00 Moreno B. et al. Key ecological processes in hard-bottom shallow benthic assemblages in the high-Arctic — a long-term multipurpose underwater experiment
13.00 Group photo
13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 – 14.45 Gordó-Vilaseca C. et al. Fish productivity and community changes in the Norwegian and Barents Sea with climate warming
14.45 – 15.00 Orizar I.D.S. et al. Phytoplankton stoichiometric plasticity under different light, nutrient, and salinity conditions
15.00 – 15.15 Kalashnik K. Epiphytic algae of seagrasses in the northwestern part of the Black Sea (ONLINE)
15.15 – 15.45 COFFEE BREAK

15:45 – 18:15 YELLOW SUBMARINE


Excursions to the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork/ Oliwa Cathedral and Gdańsk old town/ Tip of the Hel Peninsula and Hel Marine Station of the University of Gdańsk


09.15 – 10.45 SESSION General session
Chair Benjamin Weigel (University of Helsinki, Finland)
09.15 – 09.30 Morales Luna Hadrys L. et al. Is the night only a period for sleeping?: benthic feeding activity during the Arctic polar night
09.30 – 09.45 Vandepitte L. et al. Fifteen years of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS): where are we, and what will the next decade bring?
09.45 – 10.00 Silberberger M.J. et al. Depth-dependent variation in resource utilization of fjord benthic communities
10.00 – 10.15 Perez-Perez R. et al. The European Ocean Biodiversity Information System (EurOBIS): your gateway to quality controlled marine biodiversity data
10.15 – 10.30 Stachnik M. and Normant-Saremba M. Microsporidium Hepatospora eriocheir – an emerging pathogen of aquatic invader Chinese mitten crab in the Baltic Sea
10.30 – 10.45 Szczepanek M. et al. Factors influencing sediment reworking rates in coastal zones of the southern Baltic Sea
10.45 – 11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 – 15.15 SESSION Thematic session “Marine molecular ecology – new tools and new findings”
Chair Leen Vandepitte (Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium)
11.15 – 12.00 PLENARY Prof. Joe Hoffman:
“On genetic diversity: new insights from population genomics of marine organisms”.
12.00 – 12.15 Pawłowska J. et al. From genus to genome: searching for environmental DNA responses to environmental changes
12.15 – 12.30 von Borries J. et al. AFISsys – an autonomous instrument for the preservation of water samples for microbial metatranscriptome analysis
12.30 – 12.45 Mazurkiewicz M. et al. Biodiversity of benthic fauna along natural disturbance gradient in a glacier-influenced Arctic fjord based on morphological and eDNA metabarcoding survey
12.45 – 13.00 Nguyen N.L. et al. Diversity of benthic foraminifera from Coastal Svalbard
13.30 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 – 14.45 Zhao B. et al. Environmental DNA methylation of Lymnaea stagnalis varies with age and is hypermethylated compared to tissue DNA
14.45 – 15.00 De Michele R. et al. Unravelling hidden predator-prey interactions among sea urchin juveniles and micropredators by prey DNA amplification
15.00 – 15.15 MEWO
Subsea Solutions
Sponsor Slot
15.15 – 15.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.45 – Meeting of the Executive Committee EMBS
17.30 – Conference dinner



09.15 – 11.00 SESSION Thematic session “Marine living resources – environmental significance”
Chair Katarzyna Smolarz (University of Gdańsk, Poland)
09.15 – 10.00 PLENARY Prof. Hanna Mazur-Marzec:
“Cyanobacteria – are they really so bad?”
10.00 – 10.15 Weigel B. and Peltonen H. Responses of coastal fishery resources to rapid environmental changes
10.15 – 10.30 Kukliński P. and Kosek K. Importance of Arctic kelp forest in environmental conditions modification
10.30 – 10.45 Sokolov Y.V. Selection of priority location for artificial reefs in the north-west Black Sea
10.45 – 11.00 Nadolna-Ałtyn K. et al. Salmon (Salmo salar) in southern Baltic Sea – condition, diet and presence of Anisakidae nematodes (ONLINE)
11.00 – 11.30 COFFEE  BREAK
11.30 – Closing remarks (Yellow Submarine winners, best poster awards, venue of the next EMBS)