Three of our lab’s members, Peter, Charlotte and Ming, attended 6th Otolith Symposium on 15th-20th April in Taiwan. In total, we have three oral presentations and two posters. Check our outstanding research works and conference photos in our photo galleries!
An annually-resolved cross-dated chronology was built over 114 years using 38 Glycymeris glycymeris shells, both live and dead collected from the Bay of Brest, France. Standard sclerochronology techniques along with COFECHA and ARSTAN provided a statistically robust expressed population signal (EPS) which correlated with various environmental factors such as inflow from the River Elorn, food availability, salinity and annual rainfall. All this could be traced back to food availability pushed into the Bay of Brest, using a PCA.
Henrik presents the diet assessment of important fishes in Lake Tanganyika by using both stomach content and isotope analyses. Congratulation to all students finishing master projects in November.
Our third master student defence in these two days. Sebastian gives a review of methods on population/stock discrimination, and shows his master work that using otolith morphology identifies genetic populations of Atlantic cod from Greenland.
Our second student defence today. Trine presents how to age sharks by counting growth rings on fin spines, and uses radiocarbon dating for supporting.
Today, one of our master students, Simone, has her thesis defence. She presents her work on the importance and meaning of stone reef for fish fauna. Also, she shows lot of beautiful diving photos from her master’s project.
Amy presents “COFECHA” for crossmatching of shell ageing.
Kris presents a new published paper about salmon from Fremier et al (2017): “Sex that moves mountains: The influence of spawning fish on river profiles over geologic timescales”. We also have a little r-update: data handling.
Welcome back for our previous students and friends, Nicole and Helene! As usual, having a cup of coffee and chatting with people at the coffee corner. So “hyggelig”!!!