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Workshop on State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntECO)

Theme: Microbial Resilience; Emerging Knowledge from Antarctic Ecosystems

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In conjunction with 8th Malaysia International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA8), 18-19 June 2019, workshop on State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntECO) with theme: Microbial Resilience; Emerging Knowledge from Antarctic Ecosystems will be held on the 20th June 2019. The aims of the workshop are to review the emerging spatial pattern of Antarctic microbial life, as well as their responses to the environmental variability. Specifically, emphases will be given on the impact of changing climate pattern (i.e. the pause in the warming of Antarctic Peninsula and the retreat of glacial at West Antarctica) to the biogeographical pattern identified, and the link between the spatial patterns across trophic levels. The synthesis will form the basis of a review paper.


The workshop/meeting will address the key overarching questions of AntECO, including the “identification of ecological features and mechanisms that underpin the distribution and abundance of biodiversity” and “the capacity of biodiversity to response to environmental changes”. The proposed review paper(s) will discuss the major findings in the microbial biogeography and resilience since the inception of AntECO, and may serve as summary reports to document the scientific achievement/ contribution of the programme.


This workshop is co-sponsored by AntECO to build the capacity of microbial research in Developing Antarctic Programme such as Malaysia and to foster closer collaboration between Malaysian Polar researchers with partners from established Antarctic Programmes.


Participants and who should attend:

Approximately 30-35 pax: Researchers of all level, including early career researchers and Postgraduate students who has passion and interest in Antarctic Microbial Ecology.

Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr Jan Strugnell (James Cook University)

Dr Jeff Bowman (SCRIPPS Institute)

Dr David Pearce (Northumbria University)


Facilitator/Subject Matter Expert

Head:  Dr Chong Chun Wie (International Medical University)     

Prof Cheah Yoke Kqueen (University Putra Malaysia)

Prof Lim Phaik Eem (University Malaya)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Siti Aishah Alias (University Malaya)

Dr. Nor Adilla Mohd. Fauzi (University Malaya)

Dr Teoh Ming Li (Taylor’s University)

20th June 2019 (Thursday)
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