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MEFGL to host International Conference on Fish Genomics and Evolution in July 2016

Professor Gary Carvalho of the Molecular Ecology & Fisheries Genetics Laboratory (MEFGL) at Bangor University is convening a major international conference in 2016 entitled: Fish, Genes & Genomes: Contributions to Ecology, Evolution & Management. The symposium, sponsored by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) will consider how recent advances in genomics and evolutionary biology have stimulated new research avenues in fish and fisheries biology.

Topics will range from consideration of how such approaches have elucidated our understanding of timely concepts in evolution and ecology, as well as a critique of how genomic tools can tackle major challenges in fisheries sustainability, management, conservation and governance. Leaders in the field from Australia, Canada, the USA and Europe will be delivering key-note papers across broad themes, further details of which can be obtained from our Symposium Announcement. A call for abstracts will be made in August 2015, with a deadline for submission on 1 November.  A sub-set of contributions from oral presentations and posters will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Fish Biology in December 2016, . with final submission of manuscripts by 1 March 2016 . Further updates will follow.

Publication date: 22 July 2015

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