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Symposia 2018: Call for Abstracts

By Ruth Smyth / 1st February 2018 / 0 Comments

We welcome contributions for oral or poster presentations on the topic of  “The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes”. Please take account of the symposium sub-themes when submitting your abstract. Potential contributors should submit abstracts for oral, poster presentation or 3 minute speed-talk by 1st March 2018following the template shown below. The scientific steering committee will review all […]

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PhD Studentship: Extent and Drivers for Cryptic Benthivory in ‘Pelagic’ Ocean Sunfish

By Ruth Smyth / 30th January 2018 / Comments Off on PhD Studentship: Extent and Drivers for Cryptic Benthivory in ‘Pelagic’ Ocean Sunfish

Natasha Phillips Queen’s University Belfast Supervisor(s): Jon Houghton and Chris Harrod The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is often described as an inactive, obligate predator of gelatinous zooplankton, but new research suggests these long held beliefs need significant revision. A recent study has revealed evidence of cryptic benthivory in juveniles and this project aims to examine […]

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PhD Studentship: Integration of Sea Angling Associated Catch and Mortality for Stock Assessment

By Ruth Smyth / 30th January 2018 / Comments Off on PhD Studentship: Integration of Sea Angling Associated Catch and Mortality for Stock Assessment

Graham Monkman University of Bangor & CEFAS Supervisor(s): Michel Kaiser, Kieran Hyder and Franck Vidal There are c. 1 million recreational sea anglers (RSA) in the UK, spending annually over £1.2 billion and their removals of marine fish can be quantitatively comparable to commercial landings, as revealed by landings of the European sea bass, Dicentrarchus […]

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PhD Studentship: Differential Susceptibility to Copper in Wild Populations of Three-spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus Aculeatus).

By Ruth Smyth / 30th January 2018 / Comments Off on PhD Studentship: Differential Susceptibility to Copper in Wild Populations of Three-spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus Aculeatus).

Lauren Laing University of Exeter Supervisor(s): Eduarda Santos & Rod Wilson Most aquatic environments in the UK and worldwide have been affected by anthropogenic environmental stressors. Such stressors vary from chemical pollution to habitat fragmentation and to changes in abiotic parameters such as temperature and dissolved oxygen or carbon dioxide. Populations of fish inhabiting these […]

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PhD Studentship: Fish Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Reef Ecosystems

By Ruth Smyth / 30th January 2018 / Comments Off on PhD Studentship: Fish Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Reef Ecosystems

Dominic Andradi-Brown University of Oxford Supervisor(s): Alex Rogers (Oxford) and Dan Exton (Operation Wallacea) Mesophotic coral reef ecosystems (MCE) occur in tropical regions extending from 30 m to the limit of the photic zone, c. 150 m.  These reefs are often connected to shallow coral reef ecosystems, where it is suggested they provide an important […]

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