One of the great things about being a biologist is having the opportunity to work in amazing places with cool people. I’ve been very fortunate to work on some great projects - and make many trips to the pub - with the following folks:
Stefano Marras and Paolo Domenici (Institute for the Coastal Marine Environment, National Research Council, Italy), David McKenzie (Université Montpellier 2, France), Guy Claireaux (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France), and John Steffensen (Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
Projects: A range of studies examining the significance of individual variation in physiological and behavioural traits for environmental tolerances and predator-prey interactions. Much of this work has focussed on Mediterranean fish species such as the European sea bass or golden grey mullet.
Project: Relationships between physiological traits and behaviour in juvenile coral reef fishes, including the physiology of fish schooling behaviour. This work is done at the Lizard Island Research Station, on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Shi-Jian Fu (Chongqing Normal University, China) and Yu-Xiang Wang (Queen's University, Canada)
Project: Individual variation in hypoxia tolerance and risky behaviours in chinese carp species.
Cory Suski (University of Illinois, USA)
Project: The role of physiology in the effects of recreational and commercial fisheries.
Robert Arlinghaus (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany)
Project: The effects of growth rate selection on metabolic physiology and behaviour in fishes and implications for fisheries-induced evolution.
Lewis Halsey (University of Roehampton, UK), Julian Metcalfe and Serena Wright (CEFAS, UK)
Project: The use of accelerometry tags to investigate the hydrodynamic benefits of schooling in fishes.
Bob Gregory (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada), Mary Ryan (University of Glasgow), and Paul Snelgrove (Memorial University, Canada)
Project: The effects of habitat fragmentation and factors affecting patch departure decisions in juvenile Atlantic cod.