Start-up workshop

A Start-up workshop was held at Aarhus University on February 11 - 13 2013

The CIRCE project is now starting up, with its three 2-year postdocs employed (Jean-Yves Barnagaud, Helen Wheeler both since October and Tom Davidson, from mid-December onwards), and the first projects already well under way.

The postdocs have also started a joint effort to lead the writing on a Forum paper on the overall theme of CIRCE, namely how biotic interactions, dispersal, and climatic/environmental variability interact to influence ecosystem and community dynamics. 

SCHEDULE

Monday 11 February 2013

8:30 (AM): Welcome
9:00-9:20: Intro to CIRCE: Jens-Christian Svenning on behalf of Danish core
9:20-11:30: Presentations of postdoc project ideas and progress (20 min presentation + 20 min discussion)

  • 9:20-10:00: Jean-Yves Barnagaud
  • 10:00-10:10: Coffee
  • 10:10-10:50: Helen Wheeler
  • 10:50-11:30: Tom Davison
  • 11:30-11:40: Break

11:40-12:20: Forum paper update and discussion (20 min presentation + 20 min discussion)
12:20-13:30: Lunch
13:30-14:15: Break-out groups for postdoc project discussions
14:15-16:15: Seminars by CIRCE interational participants on CIRCE relevant topics (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion). Will be open to the ‘public’.

  • Luc de Meester
  • Bob Ricklefs
  • Brian Enquist
  • Richard Sibly

16:15-16:30: Coffee + cake
16:30-17:30: Workplan for CIRCE – scientific aims, CIRCE summerschool plans, exchange of CIRCE postdocs, senior visits to AU etc.
19:00: Dinner 

Tuesday 12 February 2013

9:00-10:30: Break-out groups working on the Forum paper
10:30: Coffee break
11:00-12:30: Joint update on the Forum paper. Break-out groups working on the Forum paper
12:20-13:30: Lunch 
13:30-15:00: Break-out groups discussing/working on the postdoc projects
15:00: Coffee + cake
15:30-17:00: Brainstorm – what could be exciting to do in the context of CIRCE
19:00: Dinner

Wednesday 13 February 2013

9:00-10:30: Break-out groups on postdoc project, Forum paper parts or other CIRCE projects/ideas
10:30: Coffee break
11:00-12:30: Break-out groups on postdoc project, Forum paper parts or other CIRCE projects/ideas
12:20-13:30: Lunch (Mathematical canteen)
13:30-: Departure.