Marine Zooplankton Bring Global Meeting to Hobart

More than 340 scientists from 38 countries gather in Hobart next week for a major international conference about marine zooplankton, the most abundant and diverse ‘eco-influencers’ on the planet.

As the estimated 28,000 species of animals that drift with ocean currents and eat plant-like phytoplankton and other microbes, marine zooplankton play a pivotal role as productivity boosters, nutrient recyclers, carbon transporters, and food for fisheries and iconic wildlife.

The 7th International Zooplankton Production Symposium (17-22 March) is organised by the North Pacific Marine Science Organisation (PICES) based in Canada, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) based in Denmark, and the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP) at the University of Tasmania.

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