Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

FRIDay Symposium 2013

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The 2013 Front Range Isotope Day (FRIDay) Symposium will be held August 16, 2013 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The symposium is open to both new as well as experienced stable isotope users in the Front Range.

Online registration is now open (click here). Please register by July 31, 2013.


8:00: Morning coffee
9:00: Introduction (Francesca Cotrufo) and Welcome (John Moore, Director NREL)
9:10: Keynote – Jennifer Pett-Ridge: "Measuring the microbial niche: Chip-SIP analysis of carbon and nitrogen assimilation in complex microbial communities"
9:40: Oral presentations (20min. each; selected from abstracts)
10:20: Coffee break
10:40: Oral presentations, cont.
12:00: Lunch break
1:00: Poster session
2:30: Breakout sessions
Coordination and integration among isotope facilities (for lab managers and directors)
Tales from the trenches: unique solutions to common challenges in isotopic research (lead by junior scientists)
3:30: EcoCore-IsoLab tour
4:30: Afternoon mixer
Abstracts should be submitted to before May 31, 2013. Please indicate in your email if you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.


The symposium will be held on the first floor of the Clark Building (A-wing) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. We will end the day with a tour of the EcoCore-IsoLab , located in the Natural and Environmental Sciences Building (NESB), followed by an afternoon mixer outside the building (weather dependent).

Maps and directions to Fort Collins and to the different buildings on the CSU campus are available from the Colorado State University website. To help locate the Clark and NESB buildings, we have highlighted the buildings and nearby parking lots on a CSU campus map. Free parking is available on any of the Z-lots.

This event will be sponsored by Thermo Scientific, Elementar Americas, Inc., Picarro, Inc. and Dolan Integration Group.