Loligo sponsors SEB symposium

Mon, Nov 25 2019

Once again, we have agreed to sponsor a symposium. This time for the SEB Annual Meeting in Prague 2020. The symposium is organized by Prof. Patricia A. Wright (Univ. Guelph) and Dr. Jonathan M. Wilson (Wilfrid Laurier Univ.), and we will provide travel funds to three post docs and invited speakers: M. Mandic, S. Fehsenfeld, and M. Giacomin.

Please find a description of the symposium below:

Title: The Ins and Outs of the Ups and Downs: Respiration and Osmoregulation in Fluctuating Environments

Aquatic ectotherms are intimately linked to their environment. Daily and seasonal variation in water conditions (e.g., salinity, oxygen, carbon dioxide) often have dramatic impacts on behaviour and physiology of freshwater and marine organisms. Two critical systems, respiration and osmoregulation are linked through gill morphology and transport processes. The "osmo-respiratory compromise" describes the complex interactions between the two systems. Speakers will explore respiratory and/or osmoregulatory challenges and behaviour in invertebrates and vertebrates facing fluctuating conditions in a wide range of habitats, such as tide pools, coral reefs, mangrove forests and freshwater lakes.

Speaker / Title

  • Katie Gilmour (Plenary) / The osmo-respiratory compromise
    University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Jehan-Herve Lignot / Osmoregulation in intertidal and estuarine organisms
    University of Montpellier, France
  • Tamzin Blewett / Diurnal and seasonal cycles and ion regulation in crustaceans
    University of Alberta, Canada
  • Sandra Fehsenfeld / Nitrogen excretion in crustaceans
    University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
  • Anne Todgham / The impact of multiple stressors on marine invertebrates
    University of California-Davis, U.S.A.
  • Phil Munday (Plenary) / Diel CO2 cycles and the behaviour/physiology of coral reef fishes
    James Cook University, Australia
  • Milica Mandic / Cellular responses to daily oxygen variation in fishes
    University of California-Davis, U.S.A.
  • Lauren Chapman / Environmental change and shifts in respiratory traits of East African Fishes
    McGill University, Canada
  • Marina Giacomin / Osmorespiratory compromise in fishes: lessons from toxicology
  • University of Alberta, Canada
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