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The First Syngnathid Biology International Symposium
Fiskebäckskil Sweden, April 25th 29th, 2011

Scientific program**UPDATED**
Conference fees, accommodation & registration
Location & directions**UPDATED**

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the first Syngnathid Biology International Symposium. We currently have 40 registered guests from around the globe and look forward to hosting you this April in Fiskebäckskil, Sweden.

Topics: physiology, phylogenetics, phylogeography, genomics, sexual selection & mating systems, behavior, conservation and management of pipefishes, seahorses and seadragons.

Invited speakers:
Ingrid Ahnesjö, Uppsala University, Sweden. “Time perspectives on paternal pipefish pregnancies”
Adam Jones, Texas A&M University, USA. “The past, present and future of mating system and sexual selection research in syngnathid fishes”
Charlotta Kvarnemo, Gothenburg University, Sweden. “Sexual selection in a monogamous seahorse”
Sara Lourie, McGill University, Canada. “Taking conservation action in the face of taxonomic confusion: seahorses as a case study”
Nuno Monteiro, Centre for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto, Portugal. “There is a time and place for everything”
Tony Wilson, Zoologisches Museum Universität Zürich-Irchel, Switzerland. “
The evolutionary origins of syngnathid fishes

Contact information:
Scientific Program: Kenyon Mobley, Umeå University (
All registration and roommate requests: Gunilla Rosenqvist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (
Anders Berglund, Uppsala University (

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