FITFISH – AN EU COST ACTION

22 April 2016 – Caroline Durif was invited to participate in the annual meeting of FITFISH, an EU COST action. The meeting took place in Belgrade, Serbia. She presented a talk on “Orientation and navigation of the European eel using the Earth’s magnetic field”. The main objective of FITFISH is to develop a research network in which fish swimming in the wild …

Cleanerfish conference 2016

8-9 February 2016, Oslo, Norway – Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Reidun Bjelland participated in the “Cleanerfish 2016” conference about the use of cleanerfish as delousing agents on salmon farms. The conference, organized by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, was attended by 320 researchers, salmon farmers and industry representatives. Anne Berit presented  a talk entitled, “Artificial light and cleanerfish” that can …

Are contaminants in eels contributing to their decline?

25-27 January 2016 – Caroline Durif, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Howard Browman participated in the ICES WKBECEEL workshop, held at the beautiful and historic Solstrand Hotel in Os, Norway.  The workshop was convened to answer the question,  “Are contaminants in eels contributing to their decline?”. The terms of reference of the working group can be viewed HERE.

Making the ecosystem approach operational

20-22 January 2016, Copenhagen – Howard Browman participated in the workshop, “Making the ecosystem approach operational“. The workshop addressed challenges and barriers to the implementation of the ecosystem approach to management. Selected contributions to the workshop will be published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science.  

Howard Browman wins award for best departmental lecture of 2015

7 January 2016 – Howard Browman was awarded the prize for best weekly departmental seminar of the year for his lecture, “Applying organized skepticism to ocean acidification research, or some organisms will do just fine in a high CO2 world”. The lecture can be viewed HERE.

Conference Presentations and Lectures

A selection of the presentations that members of the team have made at conferences and as departmental/institutional seminars can be viewed HERE.

10th MUNIN Conference on Scholarly Publishing

30 November – 1 December 2015, Tromsø – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the 10th MUNIN Conference on Scholarly Publishing. Howard presented a talk entitled, “The use and misuse of bibliometric indices in evaluating scholarly performance“. A high quality video of the talk can be viewed HERE. Videos of all of the talks presented at the conference …

Fram Science Days in Tromsø

10-11 November, 2015 – Howard participated in the Fram Science Days conference at which he presented a talk entitled, “Applying organized skepticism to ocean acidification research, or some organisms will do just fine in a high CO2 world”. The poster – “Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis larvae are tolerant to lowered pH” – presented at the conference by our collaborator, Ph.D. …

Ph.D. defense in Villefranche sur Mer

4-6 November, 2015 – Howard and Anne Berit were at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie’s Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, in Villefranche sur Mer. Howard gave a talk entitled, “Effects of climate change on ichthyoplankton and zooplankton in temperate and sub-Arctic oceans”. Howard was also an examiner at the Ph.D. defense of Dr. Robin Faillettaz – congratulations Robin for a superb …

Visit to the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

29 October, 2015 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik visited the Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters Division of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, for which Howard is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel.

ICES Annual Science Conference

21-25 September, 2015, Copenhagen. Howard Browman participated in the ICES Annual Science Conference in Copenhagen. Howard led the annual meeting of the editorial board of the ICES Journal of Marine Science, participated in a mentorship dialog with early career scientists, and gave a talk in Theme session H (ocean acidfication) = “Applying organized skepticism to ocean acidification research, or some organisms will do …

Larval Fish Conference 2015!

12-17 July 2015 – Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Caroline Durif participated in the 2015 Larval Fish Conference in Vienna. Also there were Claire Paris and her team from the University of Miami! Anne Berit, Caroline, Claire, Alessandro et al.

funding awarded for several new projects on cleanerfish

Anne Berit Skiftesvik (Principal Investigator), Reidun Bjelland, Caroline Durif and Howard Browman have been awarded an interconnected series of projects to generate baseline population dynamics data on coastal wrasses in the context of sustainably managing the fishery and also on optimizing the use of cleanerfish (wrasses and lumpfish) on salmon farms. These projects are funded by the Norwegian Seafood Research …

Marine ecosystem acoustics symposium

24-28 May 2015, Nantes, France – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the ICES-sponsored symposium, Marine Ecosystem Acoustics – Observing the ocean interior across scales in support of integrated management. The proceedings of the conference will be published during 2016 in a special symposium issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science – watch for it!