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Earlier this month several members of the lab converged on Florence, Italy, for the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology. As always with the SEB, it was an incredibly fun conference packed with amazing and inspiring talks.

 Lucy Cotgrove talking about the effects of metabolism and temperature on behaviour of fish schools.

Lucy Cotgrove talking about the effects of metabolism and temperature on behaviour of fish schools.

 Marion Claireaux discussing the work she did in our lab on how metabolism affects group behaviour and how this varies with group size.

Marion Claireaux discussing the work she did in our lab on how metabolism affects group behaviour and how this varies with group size.

 Jolle Jolles talking about the integration of physiology and behaviour in the study of collective animal behaviour.

Jolle Jolles talking about the integration of physiology and behaviour in the study of collective animal behaviour.

 Davide Thambithurai talking about how hypoxia may affect capture vulnerability in fish.

Davide Thambithurai talking about how hypoxia may affect capture vulnerability in fish.

 Daphne Cortese on how female size affects offspring quality in clownfish around Moorea.

Daphne Cortese on how female size affects offspring quality in clownfish around Moorea.

 Jack Hollins discusses his work looking at how temperature affects vulnerability to capture in fish and links with metabolic traits.

Jack Hollins discusses his work looking at how temperature affects vulnerability to capture in fish and links with metabolic traits.

 Julie Nati talking about how variation in thermal sensitivity within species varies with latitude.

Julie Nati talking about how variation in thermal sensitivity within species varies with latitude.

 Marie Levet with her poster on how boat noise affects fish metabolic rate.

Marie Levet with her poster on how boat noise affects fish metabolic rate.

 Mustafa Soganci with his poster on how hypoxia affects fish schooling behaviour.

Mustafa Soganci with his poster on how hypoxia affects fish schooling behaviour.

 Anna Persson presenting her poster on her honours project which looked at diurnal variation in coral reef fish.

Anna Persson presenting her poster on her honours project which looked at diurnal variation in coral reef fish.

 Steph McLean presenting her poster on how digestive costs affect schooling behaviour in fish.

Steph McLean presenting her poster on how digestive costs affect schooling behaviour in fish.

 Luca Pettinau presenting his poster on how metabolic rates affects assortment within fish schools.

Luca Pettinau presenting his poster on how metabolic rates affects assortment within fish schools.

 Off all the bars in Florence, of course we find the one Scottish pub.

Off all the bars in Florence, of course we find the one Scottish pub.

 Hi-jinks at the conference banquet.

Hi-jinks at the conference banquet.

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