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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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.
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!
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.
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.