Open call: Seeking collaborators to develop the historical ecology of the European native oyster

Historical sketchs of wild oyster fisheries at Cockenzie, Scotland and spatting ponds in France from Bertram 1865.

The NORA Historical Ecology Working Group announces a call for collaborators to pull together data from scattered archives, historical news reports, naturalists reports and other sources from across the native range of the species. Expressions of interest are sought for …

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Call for collaborators to test spatting pond protocol

Spatting pond with settlement “hats” and live native European oysters. Photos: Åsa Strand

The European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, is an important species both for commercial purposes (aquaculture and fisheries) and from an ecological perspective. Both aquaculture of the species and restoration efforts, are, however, hampered by limited access to spat. Consequently, there is …

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NORA 3rd conference: Save the date and call for abstracts

Photo: Bureau Waardenburg Ecology & Landscape, Floor Driessen

The Dutch partners and NORA Secretariat are glad to announce that “NORA Moving Forward” will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 3 to 5 November 2020. The conference will include plenary sessions, speed presentations, working group meetings and PhD sessions. And excursion to Yerseke, the Dutch centre for …

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