New blog on the block: Young Diatomists of the ISDR

The Young Scientists of the International Society of Diatom Research are launching the brand new YoungISDR blog. A new interface for diatomists to connect, have contact, share diatom publications (own or particularly relevant), courses, workshops and job positions worldwide!

To keep the blog up-to-date and alive in future, we need YOUR help (not only from the young scientists ;))! If you spot a conference, a workshop, an open job position, a nice new publication or have experienced a research stay/field trip/expedition related to the field of diatoms, please contact YoungISDR!

And don’t forget to sign up to our googlegroups! Big announcements will be given through this medium. We encourage also to visit the oficial Facebook page of the ISDR to keep updated with the latest news of the organization!

On behalf of the The Young Scientists team of ISDR.

Xavier

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PAGES2017 meetings: Morillo de Tou and Saragossa

Hi!

In our way waiting for the connection flight (Charlotte, North Carolina) to Barcelona, my thoughts need to be written as summary for this travel´s objective: to assist at the next PAGES meeting in Aragon Region (Spain). First, I couldn’t be more grateful to the local organizing committee that wrap up a nicely 7 days conference, broken in two different meetings: the Young Science Meeting (YSM) to be held in the small Pre-Pirinean Morillo de Tou, and Open Science Meeting (OSM), to be held in the city of Saragossa. Personally, I will have the opportunity to make an oral presentation to present our biogeography diatom project of tropical South America, in the context to advance the understanding of how these microalgae are distributed and which are the factors that drive their community assembly mechanisms and diversity, and how these relate with the topography and geologic diversity of the tropical Andes and Amazon. I have received a grant to assist and share our ongoing science from the PAGES organization, so thanks so much for this opportunity! Besides the scientific contributions, the meeting is full of social activities and discussions related with the future role of the young researchers in paleo-sciences.

Once in Saragossa, at the OSM we´ll present our results on the natural and anthropogenic evolution of the Ebro Delta in a poster format. This contribution is part of my thesis work. I am so excited to share these results with an outstanding audience of geologists, climatologists, meteorologists, biologists and chemists. Hoping to meet with friends, colleagues, and of course, with new ones to build up networks.

You can follow all PAGES meeting updates by tracking its Twitter account, which has been very active the last weeks. I´ll do it for sure 🙂 #PAGES2017

Xavier

 

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