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Ocean and Marine Biota in Iceland

Marine Research Institute Conference 20 and 21 February 2009
IN AMPHITHEATER (BÍÓSALUR) OF ICELANDAIR, LOFTLEIÐIR HOTEL

Friday 20. February 2009

9 10 – 9 25             Opening of conference, Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture

Conference convener: Jóhann Sigurjónsson
Keynote speaker
9 25 – 10 10           Stephen J. Hawkins. Understanding climate driven changes in marine biodiversity and ecosystems: the value of long-term studies. Abstract Lecture I Lecture II

10 10 – 10 40       Coffeebrake

Convener:  Guðmundur Þórðarsson
10 40 – 12 00  LIFE HISTORY TRAITS OF COD

Local adaptation and variation in life history reaction norms among subpopulations of the Icelandic cod stock. Lísa A. Libungan, Timothy B. Grabowski, Agnar Steinarsson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir Abstract Lecture

Evidence of phenotypic plasticity and local adaption in metabolic rates between components of the Icelandic cod (Gadus morhua L.) stock. Timothy B. Grabowski, Shawn P. Young, Lísa A. Libungan, Agnar Steinarsson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir Abstract Lecture

Trends in probabilistic maturation reaction norms of Icelandic cod. Heidi Pardoe, Anssi Vainikka, Guðmundur Þórðarson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir, Mikko Heino Abstract Lecture

Tracking Icelandic cod with electronic data storage tags. Bruce McAdam, Tim Grabowski, Kai Logemann, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir, Vilhjálmur Þorsteinsson Abstract Lecture

12 00 – 13 10                      Lunchbreak

Convener: Ólafur S. Ástþórsson
13 00 – 14 50  OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES

Time series observations, 1983-2006, of inorganic carbon and nutrients in high latitude N-Atlantic. Jón Ólafsson, Sólveig R. Ólafsdóttir, Alice Benoit-Cattin, Magnús Danielsen, Þórarinn S. Arnarsson Abstract Lecture

Abundance and productivity of the pelagic ecosystem along a transect across the northern Mid Atlantic Ridge in June 2003. Hafsteinn G. Guðfinnsson, Högni Debes, Tone Falkenhaug, Eilif Gaard, Ástþór Gíslason, Hildur Pétursdóttir, Þorsteinn Sigurðsson, Alexandra Stupnikova, Hédinn Valdimarsson Abstract Lecture

Hydrodynamic modeling of Icelandic waters. Kai Logemann Abstract Lecture

Temporal and spatial variation in spawning location, larval drift and recruitment of three gadoid species at Iceland. Jónas Páll Jónasson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir Abstract Lecture

Modelling and simulation of spawning migrations of capelin around Iceland. Baldvin Einarsson, Alethea Barbaro, Björn Birnir, Sven Þ. Sigurðsson, Ólafur K. Pálsson, Héðinn Valdimarsson, Sveinn Sveinbjörnsson, Þorsteinn Sigurðsson Abstract Lecture

14 50 – 15 30      Coffeebreak - Posters

Convener: Droplaug Ólafsdóttir
15 30 – 16 50 BIOLOGY OF WALES

Acoustic communication in white-beaked dolphins. Marianne H. Rasmussen Abstract Lecture

Food composition of common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in Icelandic waters – spatial and temporal variation. Gísli A. Víkingsson, Anton Galan, Droplaug Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir D. Halldórsson Abstract Lecture

Lack of genetic differentiation in minke and fin whales at the North Atlantic feeding grounds based on microsatellite loci and mtDNA sequencing: Biological perspectives. Christophe Pampoulie, Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir, Droplaug Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir Daníel Halldórsson, Gísli A. Víkingsson Abstract Lecture

Variations in whale densities by year and season from census surveys 1983 to 2008 around Iceland. Þorvaldur Gunnlaugsson Abstract Lecture

Saturday 21. February 2008

Convener: Erla B. Örnólfsdóttir
9 00 – 10 20 SEABED AND THE ABYSS

Njordur, a central volcano on the Reykjanesridge. Ármann Höskuldsson, Richard Hey, Fernando Martinez, Einar Kjartansson Abstract Lecture

Microbial habitats at geothermal sites at the Icelandic coast. Eva Benediktsdóttir, Bradd Haley, Celia Municio Diaz Abstract Lecture

Groundfish species diversity and assemblage structure in Icelandic waters during 1996-2007. Lilja Stefánsdóttir, Jónas Páll Jónasson, Jón Sólmundsson, Kristján Kristinsson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir Abstract Lecture

Fauna composition and species diversity of cold-water corals in Icelandic waters. Steinunn Hilma Ólafsdóttir, Sigmar Arnar Steingrímsson Abstract Lecture

 

10 20 – 11 00 -       Coffeebreak, -  Posters

Convener: Jörundur Svavarsson
11 00 – 12 40 FJORDS AND COASTAL AREAS

Oceanography of Icelandic fjords. Steingrímur Jónsson,  Héðinn Valdimarsson AbstractLecture

Phytoplankton and the physical- and chemical environment in Breiðafjörður. Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir, Sólveig Ólafsdóttir og Agnes Eydal Abstract Lecture

Rock crab (Cancer irroratus) – recent colonization of Iceland. Óskar Sindri Gíslason, Marinó F. Pálsson, Halldór P. Halldórsson, Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, Jörundur Svavarsson Abstract Lecture

Jellyfish in Icelandic coastal waters – quantity and distribution 2007-2008. Guðjón Már Sigurðsson, Ástþór Gíslason, Fannar Þeyr Guðmundsson, Jörundur Svavarsson AbstractLecture

Behavioral and migratory patterns of lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus,during spawning period, loyalty to spawning grounds and fishing impact. Halldór Gunnar Ólafsson, Ólafía Lárusdóttir, Karl Bjarnason, Bjarni Jónsson Abstract Lecture

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12 40 – 13 40      Lunchbreak, - Posters

Convener: Jón Sólmundsson
13 40 – 15 00  ECOSYSTEMS AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY

Remote Sensing of the Ocean: Monitoring sea ice, oil pollution and ships with SAR images. Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, Þorsteinn Sigurðsson, Ásgrímur L. Ásgrímsson, Þórarinn Sveinn Arnarson, Kristinn Einarsson Abstract Lecture

Calanus finmarchicus in Icelandic waters, distribution and long-term changes. Ástþór Gíslason Abstract Lecture

Iceland Sea ecosystem 2006-2008.  Ólafur K. Pálsson, Héðinn Valdimarsson, Sólveig R. Ólafsdóttir, Hafsteinn G. Guðfinnsson, Ástþór Gíslason, Hildur Pétursdóttir, Sveinn Sveinbjörnsson Abstract Lecture

Climate variability and the marine ecosystem around Iceland. Ólafur S. Ástþórsson, Héðinn Valdimarsson Abstract Lecture

15 00 – 15 20         Disscussions and final remarks, Conference convener: Jóhann Sigurjónsson

15 30 –                                   Reception


Posters
Porphyra (Rhodophyta) species diversity in Iceland. Agnes Mols Mortensen, Juliet Brodie, Karl Gunnarsson, Christopher D. Neefus, Ruth Nielsen Abstract Poster

Recent findings of three species of the genus Cancer off the south and west coasts of Iceland. Anton Galan, Hrafnkell Eiríksson Abstract Poster

Volcanism in the Vestmannaeyjar volcanic system during the last 20 ka. Ármann Höskuldsson, Richard Hey, Árni Þór Vésteinsson, Einar Kjartansson Abstract Poster

Growth, maturity, and fecundity of wolffish (Anarhichas lupus L.) in Icelandic waters. Ásgeir Gunnarsson Abstract Poster

Video Plankton Recorder (VPR) in zooplankton investigations. Ástþór Gíslason, Hildur Pétursdóttir, Teresa Silva Abstract Poster

Distribution and age of larval capelin (Mallotus villosus L.) spring 2007. Björn Gunnarsson, Konráð Þórisson Abstract Poster

Whale strandings in Iceland 1980-2008. Sverrir Daníel Halldórsson, Gísli A. Víkingsson, Droplaug Ólafsdóttir Abstract Poster

Epibiotic macrofauna on minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in Icelandic waters. Droplaug Ólafsdóttir Abstract Poster

Genetic changes and the yield of the Icelandic cod stock. Einar Júlíusson Abstract Poster

Psychrotrophic vibrios off the Icelandic coast. Eva Benediktsdóttir, Viggó Þór Marteinsson, Rannveig Hrólfsdóttir Abstract Poster

Reproduction of Lion’s Mane (Cyanea capillata) and spawning areas of polyps. Fannar Þeyr Guðmundsson, Guðjón Már Sigurðsson, Ástþór Gíslason, Jörundur Svavarsson Abstract Poster

Satellite tracking of cetaceans off Iceland. Gísli A. Víkingsson,, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Lars Kleivane, Droplaug Ólafsdóttir Abstract Poster

Seabed mapping with multibeam measurements around Iceland. Guðrún Helgadóttir, Páll Reynisson Abstract Poster

Lumpfish research in Húnaflói bay and Skagafjörður. Halldór Gunnar Ólafsson, Ólafía Lárusdóttir, Bjarni Jónsson, Hjörleifur Einarsson, Örn Pálsson, Karl Bjarnason, Eik Elvarsdóttir, Anna María Jónsdóttir Abstract Poster

Currents and hydrography in the Dreki area between Iceland and Jan Mayen. Héðinn Valdimarsson, Steingrímur Jónsson Abstract Poster

The common whelk in Breiðafjörður: One or more populations? Hildur Magnúsdóttir, Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir, Zophonías Jónsson Abstract Poster

Fatty acid compositions of muscle, liver and skull oil in deep-sea redfish Sebastes mentella over the Reykjanes Ridge. Hildur Pétursdóttir, Ástþór Gíslason, Stig Falk-Petersen Abstract Poster

Seasonal abundance of zooplankton south of Iceland in relation to environmental variables. Hildur Pétursdóttir, Astþór Gíslason Abstract Poster

Novel ingredients from marine biota. Hjörleifur Einarsson, Arnheiður Eyþórsdóttir, Steindór Haraldsson Abstract Poster

New and conventional mark-recapture techniques combined to provide comprehensive information on the habitat preferences and migration of saithe/pollock (Pollachius virens) in Icelandic waters. Hlynur Ármannsson, Sigurður Þ. Jónsson, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir, John D. Neilson Abstract Poster

Vertical migrations of saithe (Pollachius virens) in Icelandic waters: diel and seasonal differences, extent and duration of directed runs. Sigurður Þór Jónsson, Hlynur Ármannsson Abstract Poster

Changes in seawater pH and calcium carbonate saturation the vicinity of Iceland. Jón Ólafsson, Sólveig R. Ólafsdottir, Alice Benoit-Cattin, Magnús Danielsen, Þórarinn S. Arnarsson Abstract Poster

Colonisation and benthic community development at Surtsey, S-Iceland. Karl Gunnarsson, Erlingur Hauksson Abstract Poster

Rock crab (Cancer irroratus) trap fishing in Southwest Iceland. Marinó F. Pálsson, Óskar Sindri Gíslason, Halldór P. Halldórsson, Brynhildur Davíðsdótti, Jörundur Svavarsson Abstract Poster

Origin and colonization of rock crab (Cancer irroratus) in Iceland: variation in mtDNA and microsatellites. Óskar Sindri Gíslason, Snæbjörn Pálsson, Marinó F. Pálsson, Halldór P. Halldórsson, Jörundur Svavarsson Abstract Poster

Vibrio lactilyticus sp. nov., a psychrotropic species isolated from a fish farm in Iceland. Rannveig Hrólfsdóttir, Eva Benediktsdóttir, Viggó Þór Marteinsson Abstract Poster

Researches on the common seal (Phoca vitulina) on Vatnsnes peninsula in Húnaþing Vestra, Iceland. Sandra M. Granquist Abstract Poster

Four species of Heteromesus living off South Iceland - morphology and distribution. Sigurður Þórðarson, Jörundur Svavarsson Abstract Poster

Assessment of mtDNA variation in Arctic gadoids. Snæbjörn Pálsson Abstract Poster

Spring time Si:N ratios north of Iceland. Sólveig R. Ólafsdóttir, Jón Ólafsson, Héðinn Valdimarsson Abstract Poster

The lichen genus Verrucaria in Iceland, phylogeny and the relationships between marine and freshwater species. Starri Heiðmarsson Abstract Poster

Role of marine protected areas for conserving benthic communities and habitat features. Stefan Áki Ragnarsson ágrip Poster

Variability in the flow of water masses on the north Icelandic shelf. Steingrímur Jónsson,  Héðinn Valdimarssons Abstract Poster

The path of Denmark Strait Overflow Water through the Iceland Sea. Steingrímur Jónsson, Héðinn Valdimarsson Abstract Poster

Benthic fauna composition on the Drekasvæði area. Steinunn Hilma Ólafsdóttir, Stefán Áki Ragnarsson Abstract Poster

Zooplankton in Breiðafjörður in summer 2007 and 2008. Vigdís Sigurðardóttir Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir, Ástþór Gíslason Abstract Poster