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'Beneath the surface: fish and chips in rivers and lochs' - an inaugural p...
Thu 23 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
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'Beneath the Surface: fish and chips in rivers and lochs.'
For every scientist, life is a journey - personally, professionally and intellectually and, in my case, geographically. Mine started with fish experienced in, unappreciated at the time, a Canadian prairie version of “Salmon fishing in the Yemen”, through cockroaches, soils, seabirds, water slaters, salmon that never go to sea, to more fish supplemented, in recent years, by DNA “chips” on the side. Most recently, it has become focused more broadly on researching across the entire community of aquatic diversity in Scottish rivers and lochs, both to support their conservation and to understand their biology and evolutionary origins.
But in my talk I will focus on fish, the group at the core of most of my research. I highlight my personal journey of discovery as a geneticist/evolutionary ecologist, and how myself, my colleagues in the Rivers and Lochs Institute, and an international network of fellow researchers, find exploring this field of biology a fascinating intellectual smorgasbord of fish and “chips”.
Professor Eric Verspoor will present his lecture on Thursday 23 March at Inverness College UHI, Inverness and will be available for audience questions. The lecture will be followed by a light supper.
There is no charge for admission, but advance booking is essential as we expect to be very busy for Prof Verspoor's lecture.
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Professor Eric Verspoor
University of the Highlands and Islands
Director, The Rivers and Lochs Institute