Fisheries Society of the British Isles
International Symposium Exeter 23-27 July 2007

Themes, Invited Speakers and Research Areas


In each of the 3 themes there will be an invited 'State of the Art' lecture and an invited Plenary lecture.

Theme 1 - Ecological interactions will discuss the biology of interspecific interactions among fish and between non-native fish and their prey, humans, predators, parasites and pathogens and their impacts on establishment and dispersal.

Jack Jones Lecturer - Kurt Fausch (Colorado State, US) -

Invasions, establishment, and effects of non-native salmonida: considering the risk of rainbow trout invasion in the British Isles

Emili García-Berthou (University of Girona, Spain)

The characteristics of invasive fish: what have we learned so far?

Theme 2 - Ontogenetic aspects and life-history strategies will explore integrated studies of developmental processes (e.g. variations in age at maturity and size at maturity), encompassing morphology, physiology, behaviour and ecological interactions, and how these influence establishment and dispersal of introduced species.

Michael G. Fox (Trent University, Canada)

Life history and morphological strategies leading to invasion success: the case of pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) on the Iberian Peninsula

Vladimír Kovác (Comenius University, Slovakia)

Invasive fishes: from morphology, ontogeny and epigenesis towards ecology and evolution

Theme 3 - Physiological, behavioural and genetic constraints will examine such aspects as environmental tolerances and habitat suitability, and the interactions between growth and reproduction (e.g. allocation of somatic and gonadal growth) and the role of genetic diversity in determining successful establishment and subsequent dispersal in non-native species.

Peter Sorensen (University of Minnesota, USA)

Identification and use of a potent migratory pheromone in the invasive sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus

Bernd Hänfling (University of Hull, UK)

Understanding establishment success of non-indigenous fishes: lessons from evolutionary genetics

In association with:   Environment Agency The Marine Biological Association CEFAS