From November 11 to 16, 2017, Nereus Program Director of Science William Cheung (UBC) will be attending the FlatFish Symposium in Saint-Malo, France. Titled “Ten International Flatfish Symposia and 30+ Years of Advanced Research: Flatfish Ecology in 2017,” the Syposium strives to:
- Present emerging research on the biology and ecology of flatfish species across the globe.
- Quantify linkages between flatfishes, atmospheric, oceanographic, and other abiotic and biotic components of the ecosystem.
- Explore management tools for assessing and improving the sustainability of flatfish populations and related human activities (fisheries and aquaculture).
On Sunday, November 12, Cheung will be delivering a keynote speech on the “Vulnerability and Risks of Impacts of Flatfishes to Climate Change” at 1:30pm. Cheung will also be chairing the session on ecology.