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FSBI Symposuim 2020: Fish in a Dynamic World - event postponed

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Unfortunately, this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in 2022.

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  • From: Monday 27 July 2020, 12 am
  • To: Friday 31 July 2020, 12 am
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Sunday 26 July 2020, 12.00 am
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Fish show a remarkable capacity to adapt to aquatic environments, occupying oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and even temporary pools.  Fish also show a striking radiation in modes of feeding, life history, reproduction and behaviour. The aquatic ecosystems that fish inhabit are also often subject to highly dynamic changes, over diurnal, tidal and seasonal cycles, and fish exhibit remarkable plasticity to allow them to prosper in the face of such changes.

Investigating Fishes Adaptability Under Rising threats

However, aquatic environments across the globe, and the fish that live in them, are subject to myriad threats, including the input of anthropogenic pollutants, overexploitation, species introductions, physical barriers to movement, the manipulation of flow regimes and global climate change. Fish are responding to these perturbations at all organisational levels, with consequences for gene expression, physiology and patterns of behaviour, and the impact of these changes on populations, communities and ecosystem processes is now beginning to be revealed.The symposium will explore the ways in which fish are able to occupy such a broad range of naturally dynamic environments, as well as their capacity to adapt to habitat loss and directional environmental change.

Symposium goals

  • Bring together fish scientists from a broad range of disciplines, to address questions focused on ecological and life-history research, evolutionary biology, conservation and invasion biology, as well as on the anthropogenic impacts on fish populations and communities.
  • We will also include a consideration of the statistical tools to enable us to understand responses to change.

This conference will seek to integrate current knowledge from fish biologists and fisheries scientists from around the world, working from the molecular through to the ecosystem level, in freshwaters and marine habitats, to generate a synthetic understanding of the impact of anthropogenic changes on the biology of fish and the ecology of fish populations.

Topics of the symposium

  • Sex and reproduction, feeding and behaviour in a dynamic world
  • Evolutionary adaptations over contemporary timescales
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Population and community consequences of a dynamic world
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Analysing dynamic worlds
  • Fish conservation, fisheries management and invasion ecology in a dynamic world
  • Predator-prey interactions
  • Parasites, pathogens and diseases
  • Impacts of anthropogenic noise and ecological stressors

Booking information

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Location details


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street

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