Estuaries and bays are vital systems at the continent-ocean interface playing major roles for ecology and economy at the global scale. These vulnerable systems are facing different degrees of anthropogenic pressure and today’s estuaries show various stages, from close-to-pristine to heavily modified and/or polluted. Understanding the reciprocal interactions of dynamic and complex natural gradients and processes on the one hand and anthropogenic factors on the other still is a major challenge in Biogeochemistry of coastal water bodies.
The 2015 meeting is the 13th edition of the IEBS series focused on estuarine biogeochemical processes and covering the wide diversity of estuaries and bays in terms of morphology, geographic position, climate region, and anthropogenic pressure. The objective is to identify, understand and predict roles and responses of estuaries and bays in a context of forecast increasing population pressure on the global coastal zones. Contributions on reference (close-to-natural) and modified systems and approaches to estuary trajectories (“past-present-future”) are welcome. Specific items include, but are not restricted to; sources, behavior and fate of nutrients, organic matter, historical and emerging contaminants (Trace Elements, nanoparticles and organic compounds). One session will be dedicated to new sensors and recent developments for permanent high-resolution monitoring of chemicals in coastal zones.
How to submit abstracts
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: due to various requests the abstract submission portail is still open...
To submit your abstracts, please create your account (define your Symposium login and password), go to "My submissions" and choose "Submit an abstract". Then, please, follow the instructions.
You may prepare your abstract (title, authors, affiliations, key-words and text) off-line, then fill in the respective text frames on the website by copy-paste.
Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.
You have submitted an abstract and not received any notification of acceptance?
Professor of Environment and Human Health Chair of the Board of the European Centre for Environment and Human HealthMedical School University of Exeter Interconnections between Estuaries, Human Health and Wellbeing
Professor Andy Cundy
Professor of Geoscience (Applied Geochemistry)School of Environment and TechnologyUniversity of Brighton
Reconstructing the past, predicting the future: geochemical records of estuarine change
Registration fees include registration, a book of abstracts, ice-breaker, three lunches and 6 coffee breaks.
A reduced registration fee will apply to students (undergraduate, master and PhD students).
The conference dinner will take place in Bordeaux city center and will cost 45 € per head.