LIFEHAB Life history of microalgal
species causing harmful blooms
Sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities Fifth Framework
Programme Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
24 to 27 October 2001
Calvia, Mallorca, Spain
1.Bill Silvert, 2. David Mann, 3. Eduard Cozar, 4.
Chris Bolch, 5. Stephen Bates, 6. Esther Garces, 7. Christiane Lancelot, 8. Nicolai
Davidovich, 9. Ian Probert, 10. Kate Olli, 11. Sonia Morell, 12. Adriana Zingone, 13.
Teresa Moita, 14. Veronique Rousseau, 15. Laure Guillou, 16. Patrick Gentien, 17. Tim
Wyatt, 18. Barri Dale, 19. Louis Peperzak, 20. Marina Montresor, 21.Magda Vila, 22. Robin
Raine, 23. Bente.Edvardsen, 24. Jane Lewis.
LIFEHAB was a multidisciplinary forum of debate among European
specialists in taxonomy, life history strategies, cellular and molecular biology, geology
and modelling. The main goals were to identify gaps in current knowledge and priority
topics for further research on life history of harmful microalgae. The meeting allowed the
updating of the available but frequently scattered knowledge on the topic, and created a
scientific forum for discussion and clarification of different points. Discussions dealt
with up-to-date methodologies and current knowledge to propose research recommendations
(prioritary topics, methodology, modelling) on the life history of HABs.
The objectives of the meeting were to:
Review and analyse data on the life history of harmful algae and their biochemical and
Discuss the role of the life history of harmful algae in bloom dynamics
Prepare a publication with the recommendations for future actions
Conference publication LIFEHAB.pdf
Institut de Cičncies del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona
Calvią Town Council (Majorca, Balearic Islands)
European Commission (Research Directorate-General Environmental Research).