TRAINING Opportunity: 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.

Overview:
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.

Provisional Date:
5 days June/July 2019

Instructors:
Dr. Brian Hayden - Scientific Director, Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory
Prof. Tim Jardine - University of Saskatchewan
And others.

What we are up to

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), hosted at the University of New Brunswick, with 23 science directors at 15 university and institutions in Canada and abroad, has become an international leader in multi-disciplinary aquatic science involving partners in academia, industry and government. Their work is advancing understanding of the health of fresh waters and estuaries and being used to inform policy and management decisions by governments and industry. CRI science directors have been awarded 10 Canada Research Chair programs to date.

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