Applications of stable isotopes to aquatic ecology
Hosted by the Canadian Rivers Institute and the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory at the University of New Brunswick.
Stable isotopes are a ubiquitous and essential tool to modern ecology. When applied correctly they can provide a keen insight into animal migration, consumer trophic ecology and food web structure. However, the application of stable isotopes requires a specific framework of experimental design, sample process and data anlaysis. This course will provide novice and intermediate users of stable isotopes with the theoretical and hands on skills required to make a success of their project. The course is will be suitable for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists working in private industry, though all interested researchers are encouraged to attend.
The course will combine lectures in stable isotope theory and practise with hands on practical demonstrations each day. We will cover all aspects of isotope ecology from sample collection and preparation to cutting edge analysis techniques. All data analysis will be conducted using R.
5 days June/July 2019
Dr. Brian Hayden - Scientific Director, Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory
Prof. Tim Jardine - University of Saskatchewan