2nd Workshop 'Species traits & food web analyses'


2nd KüNO Online Workshop

‘Species traits & food web analyses in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea’

13 October, 2021

9 am to 12 pm


Aim of the workshop series: This workshop series aims to promote professional exchange on methods and interpretation of species traits, particularly in connection with food web analyses, in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. It is aimed at the scientists of KüNO and DAM projects and intended to ensure high quality and comparability of the data obtained in the projects of KüNO and DAM.

Focus of the 2nd workshop:

While the first workshop addressed many basic questions about defining and delineating traits, the second workshop will focus on scaling and quantifying traits. An input on advantages and disadvantages of different methods to quantify traits will be given by Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand (HIFMB). Trade-off in the choice between different methods for biodiversity analyses will be discussed (categorial and continuous traits, fuzzy coding). Prof. Dr. Kai Wirtz (Hereon) will give a talk about trait-based analyses across taxa. Discussions will be held both in plenary and in breakout groups to delve deeper into the topics.

In order to prepare the workshop optimally, we will ask some questions about your previous knowledge during the registration. The final workshop program will be designed with respect to the incoming answers.

The 2nd workshop is organized in cooperation with Dr. Anne Sell from Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries.



Please register here until 30 September, 2021.