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March 24 - 26, 2023 (GMT+0)

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Laugarbakki

Laugarbakki, Iceland

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LIVE STREAMING OF THE CONFERENCE: https://eu01web.zoom.us/j/66641685353 (please contact us on Twitter, Facebook or email to get a passcode)


Friday 24th March 2023

 

13.00 SETNING OG OPNUNARORÐ FRÁ FORSETA VISTFRÆÐIFÉLAGSINS / CONFERENCE OPENING AND WELCOME WORDS FROM VISTFRÆÐIFÉLAG CHAIR – Freydís Vigfúsdóttir

13.15 WELCOME WORDS FROM HEAD OF LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITEE – Sandra Granquist

 

13.30 Keynote speaker/ Frummælandi: Ecological restoration to conserve biodiversity, mitigate climate change and reverse desertification

Ása L. Aradóttir

 

MÁLSTOFA I / SESSION I – LÍFFRÆÐILEG FJÖLBREYTNI/BIODIVERSITY

14.00 Species is not a good unit for ecological conservation - a process perspective

Ole Martin Sandberg*, Anthony Schultz, Skúli Skúlason

14.15 Within-Species Diversity: Summary and Findings of a Workshop

Anthony James Schultz*, Bjarni Kristófer Kristjánsson, Skúli Skúlason, Ole Martin Sandberg, Ragnhildur Guðmundsdóttir, Áki Jarl Láruson, Filipa Samarra, Christophe Pampoulie, Hanna-Kaisa Lakka

14.30 Af hverju getur skilningur á líffræðilegri fjölbreytni Íslands verið gott dæmi fyrir heiminn?

Skúli Skúlason*, Christophe Pampoulie, Ingibjörg Svala Jónsdóttir, Kristinn Pétur Magnússon, Snæbjörn Pálsson, Starri Heiðmarsson, Sæmundur Sveinsson, Tómas Grétar Gunnarsson, samstarfsvettvangurinn BIODICE

14.45 Notkun spjaldtölva og annarra snjalltækja í felti

Rán Finnsdóttir*, Björk Sigurjónsdóttir, Bryndís Marteinsdóttir

 

15.00 KAFFIHLÉ / COFFEE BREAK (15 MIN)

 

15.15 MÁLSTOFA II / SESSION II – BIRKI VISTKERFI/BIRCH ECOSYSTEMS 

15:15 Skilgreining viðmiðunarvistkerfa fyrir endurheimt birkivistkerfa á Íslandi

Katrín Valsdóttir*, Kristín Svavarsdóttir

15.30 Fjölbreytileiki jarðvegsbaktería í framvindustigum birkiskóga á Íslandi.

Hilmar Njáll Þórðarson*, Ása L. Aradóttir, Kristín Svavarsdóttir, Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir, Jóhann Þórsson, Edda Sigurdís Oddsdóttir, Snæbjörn Pálsson

15.45 Soil properties in Icelandic birch woodland ecosystems

Sólveig Sanchez*, Jóhann Þórsson, Ólafur Arnalds

16.00 Natural colonization of birch in Iceland from discrete seed sources: implications for large-scale restoration of birch woodlands

Anna Mariager Behrend*, Ása L. Aradóttir, Kristín Svavarsdóttir, Þóra Ellen Þorhallsdóttir, Arne Pommerening

16.15 Flash talk: Mosaic Patterns in Forested and Adjacent Non-forested Lands Around Iceland

Cassandra Ruiz

 

16.20 KAFFIHLÉ OG VEGGSPJÖLD / COFFEE BREAK AND POSTERS (10 MIN)

 

16.30 MÁLSTOFA III / SESSION III – VISTFRÆÐI PLANTNA/PLANT ECOLOGY

16:30 Subarctic ecosystem engineering by a deciduous shrub: Influences on microclimate, soil carbon and biodiversity

Vigdís Freyja Helmutsdóttir, Kristín Svavarsdóttir, Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir

16.45 Icelandic Empetrum nigrum might retard ecosystem recovery

Ingvild Ryde*, Elizabeth H. J. Neilson, Eliza Cwalina, Augustin Baussay, Delphine Pottier, Kari Anne Bråthen, Ingibjörg S. Jónsdóttir

17.00 The Effects of Grazing Exclusions on Flowering and Reproductive Success.

Hrafnhildur Vala Friðriksdóttir*, Bryndís Marteinsdóttir, Ingibjörg Svala Jónsdóttir

17.15 Lífsögubreytur og aldursmat klettafrúr á Íslandi

Álfur Birkir Bjarnason

17.30 Peltigera lichens in Iceland: yet another reservoir of the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae?

Natalia Ramirez

17:45 Flash talk: Æxlunarhættir ljósbera (Viscaria alpina L.) og hugsanlegir drifkraftar fyrir þróun sérbýlis

Benedikt Traustason*, Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir

 

17.50-19.00 VEGGSPJÖLD / POSTER SESSION

 

 

 

Saturday 25th March 2023

 

09.00 Keynote speaker/Frummælandi: Using tracking, modelling, and international collaboration to improve the conservation outlook for seabirds

April Hedd

 

09.30 MÁLSTOFA IV / SESSION IV – VISTKERFI HAFSINS/MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

09:30 GPS Tracks Reveal Foraging of Iceland's Nocturnal Seabirds

Stephen Hurling*, Erpur Snær Hansen, April Hedd, Katharine Studholme

09.45 Centurial population control dynamics

Erpur Snær Hansen

10.00 Blue whiting stock structure in the Northeast Atlantic: one or many stocks?

Haseeb Randhawa

10.15 Otolith-fish size relationships of 5 mesopelagic fishes

Charlotte Sarah Matthews

10.30 Defining an alien species with uncertain arrival pathway

Theresa Henke*, Jakob Hemmer-Hansen, Snæbjörn Pálsson, Hlynur Bárðarson, Magnús Thorlacius, Guðbjörg Ásta Ólafsdóttir

 

10.45 KAFFIHLÉ OG VEGGSPJÖLD / COFFEE BREAK AND POSTERS (15 MIN)

 

11.00 MÁLSTOFA V / SESSION V – ÞURRLENDISVISTFRÆÐI/TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY

11.00 Long-term changes in herbivore community composition and vegetation impact in Iceland

Mathilde Defourneaux*, Isabel C. Barrio, Noémie Boulanger-Lapointe, James D.M. Speed

11.15 The "mouse race" of Vestmannaeyjar: what will be the faith of the prevailing house mouse, following a recent introduction of another small mammal species?

Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir*, Fríða Jóhannesdóttir

11.30 What are the effects of herbivore diversity on tundra ecosystems?

Laura Barbero Palacios*, Isabel C. Barrio, Jan C. Axmacher, Laura Bartra, Katrín Björnsdóttir, Ragnhild Bjørkås, Mathilde Defourneaux, Mariana García Criado, Olivier Gilg, Michael den Herder, David S. Hik, Bernice C. Hwang, Ilona Kater, Elina Kaarlejärvi, Tiina H.M. Kolari, Jeppe A. Kristensen, Mari Kuoppamaa, Thomas K. Lameris, A. Joshua Leffler, Isla Myers-Smith, Emmanuel P. Pagneux, Matteo Petit Bon, Emmanuel Serrano, Eeva M. Soininen, Jennifer S. Ramsay, Anna Skarin, Natalya Sokolova, James D. M. Speed, Maria Tuomi, Helen Wheeler, Torben Windirsch

 

12.00 HÁDEGISHLÉ / LUNCH BREAK (1 HR)

 

13.00 MÁLSTOFA VI / SESSION VI – ATFERLI OG VISTFRÆÐI FERSKVATNSFISKA/BEHAVIOUR AND ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER FISH

13.00 Personality and temporal plasticity in fish populations along a gradient of evolutionary divergence

David Benhaïm*, Louise Vernier, Camille Leblanc

13.15 Influence of habitat complexity on stream-dwelling Arctic charr space use - does personality matter?

Gabrielle Marie Valérie Ladurée*, David R. Benhaïm, Laura K. Weir, Stefán Ó. Steingrímsson

13.30 Monitoring spawners of planktivorous Arctic charr in Lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland 1983-2022

Finnur Ingimarsson*,Fia Elisabet Finn, Haraldur Rafn Ingvason, Stefán Már Stefánsson, Sigurður Sveinn Snorrason

 

13.45 ÖR-HLÉ / LEG STRETCHER (15 MIN)

 

14.00 Shoaling in Mývatn Stickleback: Temperature and Origin Variation

Spencer Edwards*, Kasha Strickland, Bjarni Kristófer Kristjánsson

14.15 Foraging niche and diet variation in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in Lake Mývatn, Iceland

Ragna Guðrún Snorradóttir*, Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Katja Räsänen, Kasha Strickland, Joseph Phillips

14.30 Juvenile feeding ecology in threespine stickleback

Alessandra Schnider*, Etienne de la Burgade, Franka Hemme, Bjarni K. Kristjánsson

14.45 Flash talk: Environment, life history, and demography in cave charr

Grant Haines*, Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Camille A. Leblanc

 

14.50 LOKAORÐ /CLOSING REMARKS

 

15.10 KAFFIHLÉ / COFFEE BREAK (20 MIN)

 

15.30 AÐALFUNDUR / ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

16.30-17.30 VEGGSPJÖLD/POSTER SESSION (1 HR)

 

18.15 RÚTA Í HEIMSÓKN Á SELASETUR ÍSLANDS/BUS PICKUP FOR VISIT TO SEAL CENTER

 

20:00 RÁÐSTEFNU KVÖLDVERÐUR/CONFERENCE DINNER

 

 

VEGGSPJÖLD / POSTERS

  • Mold ert þú – jarðvegur og íslensk náttúra. Ólafur Arnalds
  • A Comparison of the Saddle Patches, Rake Marks and Catalogues of the Icelandic and Norwegian Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Populations. Alice Crighton*, Filipa Samarra, Eve Jourdain
  • Temporal changes in feeding ecology and life histories of fishes in Faroese lakes. Camille A. Leblanc, Krista M. Veijonen*, Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Janus Hansen, Ragnhildur Guðmundsdóttir, Kári H. Árnason, Hilmar Malmquist, Kirsten S. Christoffersen, Agnes-Katharina Kreiling
  • Whales of Vestmannaeyjar: A citizen science initiative to monitor year-round presence of cetaceans around the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. Rodrigo A. Martinez Catalan*, Filipa Samarra, Paul Wensveen
  • Fjölbreytni svifkrabbadýra í ferskvatni á Íslandi í tíma og rúmi. Þóra Atladóttir*, Agnes-Katharina Kreiling, Haraldur R. Ingvarsson, Jón S. Ólafsson, Ragnhildur Guðmundsdóttir, Skúli Skúlason
  • Monitoring CO2 and CH4 fluxes at a wetland and grassland site in West Iceland. Ölvir Styrmisson*, Sunna Áskelsdóttir
  • The YAN App - Youth Nature Monitoring in the Arctic. Cécile Chauvat
  • Ecosystems trapped in a degraded state – the TRAPP project. Ingibjörg Svala Jónsdóttir*, Isabel C. Barrio, Bryndís Marteinsdóttir, Noémie Boulanger-Lapointe, Ian Klupar, Ingvild Ryde, Kari-Anne Bråthen, David S. Hik, Elizabeth Heather Jacobsen Neilson, Alejandro Salazar, Ólafur S. Andrésson, Hrafnhildur Vala Friðriksdóttir, Jón Guðmundsson, Martin A. Mörsdorf, Arna Björt Ólafsdóttir, Bastien Papinot
  • Wetland restoration in Iceland – how to speed up the establishment of wetland vegetation in disturbed margins that follows restoration? Ágústa Helgadóttir*, Sunna Áskelsdóttir, Ölvir Styrmisson
  • Energy budget of a wintering humpback whale (Megaptera novangeliae) in Eyjafjörður, Iceland. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir
  • Diversity in the internal functional feeding elements of sympatric morphs of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Guðbjörg Ósk Jónsdóttir*, Laura-Marie von Elm, Finnur Ingimarsson, Samuel Tersigni, Sigurður Sveinn Snorrason, Arnar Pálsson, Sarah Elizabeth Steele
  • How can we assess the impacts of multiple stressors in marine habitats? Einar Pétur Jónsson*, Tómas Árnason, Hrönn Egilsdóttir
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