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Shaun Travels to Finland

Real Finnish winter!

Real Finnish winter!

Last week Shaun traveled to the University of Jyväskylä to give a talk and visit Pauliina Ahti, Silva Uusi-Heikkilä, and Anna Kuparinen. The trip was filled with lots of great conversation about fishy science, Finnish treats, and beer! Thanks to all for an amazing visit! 

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Fireside science chats.

Fireside science chats.

Ummm.... salmiakki....

Ummm.... salmiakki....

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Davide Travels to Trondheim

Davide Thambithurai recently returned from a trip to Trondheim, Norway, where he visited the lab of Fredrik Jutfelt at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. While there he gave a talk about his recent experiments on the vulnerability of individual fish to passive fishing methods.  

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SEB Conference 2016

Last week biologists from all over the globe descended upon Brighton in the UK for the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology. As always the conference was jammed with incredible talks and was a great chance to catch up with old friends.

Our Institute at the University of Glasgow was particularly well-represented with a contingent of 14 staff and students in attendance. This included several talks and posters from the Killen lab and collaborators as well as a highly successful session organised by Shaun Killen and Stefano Marras on The Role of Individual Variation in the Behaviour of Animal Groups. We're already looking forward to next year in Gothenberg, Sweden! 

Master's student Brooke Allan presents her poster on social interactions and metabolic traits in minnows.

Master's student Brooke Allan presents her poster on social interactions and metabolic traits in minnows.

Ph.D. student Julie Nati is caught mid-blink as she presents here poster on how invasive bullheads and native stone loaches may differ in their hypoxia tolerance.

Ph.D. student Julie Nati is caught mid-blink as she presents here poster on how invasive bullheads and native stone loaches may differ in their hypoxia tolerance.

M.Res. student Ben Cooper giving a presentation on his work looking at how shoaling tendencies in sticklebacks may cause them to experience deviations from their individual temperatures preferences.

M.Res. student Ben Cooper giving a presentation on his work looking at how shoaling tendencies in sticklebacks may cause them to experience deviations from their individual temperatures preferences.

Killen lab collaborator and visiting Ph.D. student Matt Guzzo (University of Manitoba, Canada) presents his work looking at how brief but repeated foraging forays into warm temperatures may affect the growth and metabolism of lake trout.

Killen lab collaborator and visiting Ph.D. student Matt Guzzo (University of Manitoba, Canada) presents his work looking at how brief but repeated foraging forays into warm temperatures may affect the growth and metabolism of lake trout.

Ph.D. student Tiffany Armstrong (co-supervised with Kevin Parsons) presents her work on how variation in maternal egg brooding quality may affect the social behaviour of offspring.

Ph.D. student Tiffany Armstrong (co-supervised with Kevin Parsons) presents her work on how variation in maternal egg brooding quality may affect the social behaviour of offspring.

Killen lab collaborator and Ph.D. student  Lauren Nadler  (James Cooke University, Australia) giving a talk on her work looking at how exposure to shoal-mates can reduce metabolic rates in tropical damselfish. Congrats also to Lauren for winning this year's Young Scientist Award!!

Killen lab collaborator and Ph.D. student Lauren Nadler (James Cooke University, Australia) giving a talk on her work looking at how exposure to shoal-mates can reduce metabolic rates in tropical damselfish. Congrats also to Lauren for winning this year's Young Scientist Award!!

Shaun Killen talks about his  recent work  in Brazil with Andrew Esbaugh, Tadeu Rantin, and David McKenzie on social air-breathing in African sharptooth catfish.

Shaun Killen talks about his recent work in Brazil with Andrew Esbaugh, Tadeu Rantin, and David McKenzie on social air-breathing in African sharptooth catfish.

Glasgow research fellow  Antoine Stier , Shaun Killen, and Matt Guzzo get serious to represent for  Conservation Physiology . 

Glasgow research fellow Antoine Stier, Shaun Killen, and Matt Guzzo get serious to represent for Conservation Physiology

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Guest Speaker: James White

This week we were lucky enough to have James White visit our lab and give a seminar to our department. James is a recent graduate from James Cook University in Australia. His PhD work  was one of the first attempts to examine animal personality traits in wild fishes in a natural setting, focussing on young damselfishes. While he was part of Mark McCormick's research group, James collaborated on several projects with Shaun Killen at the Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Guest Speaker: Lucy Hawkes

This week our lab hosted Dr Lucy Hawkes from the University of Exeter. Lucy gave a fantastic seminar to our department summarising her amazing work on bar headed geese and their migrations over the Himalayas.

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