Universidade do Algarve | 12h30 | Auditorium 1.8.1
Title: “From fish communication and endocrinology to science management”
Abstract: Fishes are the larger and most diverse group of vertebrates and they are important to acquire novel knowledge and for applied purposes. While fish use multiple sensory channels, the use of chemicals, in particular hormones and its metabolites, seems to be common although our knowledge of the active compounds is still limited. In this seminar an overview of the work done at CCMAR in the area of chemical communication, comparative endocrinology and related research will be given.Additionally an overview of CCMAR organization and strategy will be given with the aim of promoting interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity.
Short Bio: The main research interests are the comparative physiology and endocrinology of fishes, in particular chemosensory biology in relation to reproduction and behaviour, sex determination and puberty, osmoregulatory systems and adaptation to extreme and special environments. Research in Antarctica focuses on physiological and transcriptomic adjustments to global change, in particular osmoregulation and temperature adaptation.