Themes

WHERE RIVERS MEET THE OCEANS means there will be a vast array of topics to be presented and discussed, and many subjects or techniques will span across such topics. Therefore the list below is by no means limitative, but mostly indicative, to better organize submissions into possible sessions. Please take this into account when submitting your contribution and choose in which of these 12 topics you think your communication fits best.

  • Systematics, Phylogeography and Evolution, and Population genetics
  • Physiology, Endocrinology, Immunology and Toxicology
    Fish Behavior and Welfare
  • Migration, connectivity and regulated rivers
  • Life cycles, Ecology and Conservation of freshwater fishes
  • Life cycles, Ecology and Conservation of marine and estuarine fishes
  • Elasmobranchs and Highly migratory oceanic fish
  • Non-native or invasive species and Climate Change
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Habitat conservation or restoration and Marine Protected Areas
  • Fish models, Biotechnology and -omics
  • Fish, Science and Society – Public awareness and Citizen science

Regular Sessions

The conference will allow room for as much as  four paralell sessions each day, that can span half-day or full-day. Regular sessions will be built based on the above mentioned topics and taking in account the contributions received.

S1 – Regulated rivers and Connectivity
S2 – Sustainable and recreational Fisheries
S3 – Sardines
S4 – SUSHIFish promoting Genetics in sustainable Aquaculture
S5 – Marine and Estuarine habitats, assemblages and MPAs
S6 – Biology and Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Fishes
S7 – Riverine Habitats and Conservation
S8 – Physiology, Endocrinology and Toxicology
S9 – Eels
S10 – Biology and Ecology of Freshwater Fishes
S11 – Sustainable Aquaculture
S12 – Phylogeography, population genetics, evolution, eDNA
S13 – Fish Behaviour and welfare
S14 – Exotic and invasive species
S15 – Climate Change Challenges

Workshops

During SIBIC2018 there will mini-workshops mainly directed for students, to demonstrate the use and the result of several techniques in ichthyology. These workshops, with the duration of about 90 minutes, will have a theoretical introduction followed by demonstration of equipment, discussion of methodologies, experimental design and types of results obtained. It is intended to be interactive and will be given by researchers with extensive experience in their respective areas. The following topics are planned and the registration forms will be on the congress website shortly.

WS1 – Establishment, classification and monitoring of marine protected areas
WS2 – Welfare in aquaculture and housing of experimental fish
WS3 – Science Communication
WS4 – Fish Passages and barriers
WS5 – Otoliths: Current applications, methodological prerequisites and future challenges
WS6 – Tagging, Telemetry and Satellite tracking

Organizing Committee

Pedro Miguel Guerreiro, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Jorge Gonçalves, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Sofia Engrola, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Florbela Soares, IPMA, Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, Olhão
João Saraiva, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve and FAIR-FISH International
Filipe Ribeiro, MARE, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre at University of Lisbon
Paulo Gavaia, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Mafalda Rangel, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Pedro Lino, IPMA, Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, Olhão
Rui Coelho, IPMA, Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, Olhão
Ana Verissimo, CIBIO, Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources at Vairão
Mar Torralva Forero, University of Murcia
Ana Sánchez Pérez, University of Murcia
Amilcar Teixeira, CIMO, Mountain Research Center at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
Jorge Palma, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Andreia Pinto, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Jorge Graça, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve
Rita Abecassis, CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences at University of Algarve

Scientific Committee

Adelino Canario, CCMAR, University of Algarve
Alberto Teodorico Correia, CIIMAR, University of Porto and University Fernando Pessoa
Alexandra Silva, IPMA, Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, Lisbon
Amadora Rodríguez Ruiz, University of Seville
Ana Almodóvar Pérez, Complutense University of Madrid
Ángel Pérez Ruzafa, University of Murcia
Beatriz Morales Nim, IMEDEA and University of the Balearic Islands
Bernardo Quintella, MARE, University of Lisbon
Carlos Fernandez Delgado, University of Cordoba
Carlos Granado Lorencio, University of Seville
Emanuel Gonçalves, ISPA, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon
Esther Isorna, Complutense University of Madrid
Estíbaliz Díaz, AZTI-Tecnalia
Fernando Cobo Gradín, University of Santiago de Compostela
Francisco Javier Sanz Ronda, University of Valladolid
Francisco José Oliva Paterna, University of Murcia
Henrique Cabral, MARE, University of Lisbon
Ibon Cancio, PiE, University of the Basque Country
João Manuel Bernardo, University of Évora
Jonathan M. Wilson, CIIMAR, University of Porto
Josep Rotllant, IIM, Marine research Institute, CSIC Vigo
Juan Miguel Mancera, University of Cadiz
Karim Erzini, CCMAR, University of Algarve
Lluis Zamora Hernández, University of Girona
Luisa Valente, CIIMAR, University of Porto
Manuel Biscoito, Natural History Museum of Funchal, Madeira
Maria Filomena Magalhães, CBA, University of Lisbon
Maria Teresa Dinis, CCMAR, University of Algarve
Maria Teresa Ferreira, ISA, University of Lisbon
Miguel Clavero, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC Seville
Pedro Pousão Ferreira, IPMA, Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, Olhão
Pilar Drake, ICMAN, Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia, CSIC Cadiz
Raul Laiz Carrión, IEO, Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Malaga
Ricardo Serrão Santos, DOP, University of Azores
Rita Castilho, CCMAR, University of Algarve
Rui Oliveira, ISPA, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon
Silvia Zanuy, IATS, Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal, CSIC Castellón

Venue

The Congress will take place in the building of Complexo Pedagógico, Campus da Penha, Universidade do Algarve in Faro. This location has two levels and  features  5 amphitheater rooms for 1O0 pax, a larger auditorium for 250 pax and a smaller auditorium for 85 pax in a cylinder-shaped building. Coffee-breaks, poster sessions and exhibitor stands will take place in the hall area and adjacent spaces. University of Algarve has  two Campi, one in Faro and the other on the outskirts.

Campus da Penha is located in town, close to the hospital and 20-30 minutes by foot from the downtown area. There are buses that run through campus (www.proximo.pt/en/). The congress site will open everyday at 8:30 and sessions initiate at 9:00. Lunch will be served in the universitary restaurant, 150 meters from the congress building.

Faro, Algarve

Program

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