Welcome to an exciting PhD-student course VT 2012!
- from the thematic areas ”Life Science” and ”Sustainable Marine Ecosystems” at the Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg.
Jörgen Johnsson and Lotta Kvarnemo
Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg.
To provide participating students with further insights and updated knowledge in the active research field of fish behaviour.
To highlight the rapid research development towards a more integrated perspective on fish behaviour with links to physiology, ecology, genetics and applications, for example in aquaculture.
To stimulate student contacts and interactions with prominent international researchers in the field.
Fish Behaviour. 2008. (Eds. C. Magnhagen, V. Braithwaite, E. Forsgren, and B. Kapoor.). 648 pp. Science Publishers. (for content, see appendix 1).
The course is given 5-9 March 2012 as a 5-day workshop at Kristineberg, the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, beautifully situated at the west coast of Sweden. http://www.loven.gu.se/stationer/kristineberg/. In preparation for the workshop the students reads the course literature “Fish Behaviour” and write essays (2-3 A4 pages) on five freely chosen chapters of the book. In addition, at the workshop the students (1) give 15-min presentations on their work in fish behaviour (2) provide constructive feedback on talks by fellow students, (3) listen to plenary talks given by guest teachers and course leaders, and (4) discuss selected chapters in the book in group seminars led by the teachers. Full participating in the course is rewarded with 4 HP (credits). In addition to the course leaders, 2-3 internationally recognized researchers in the field of fish behaviour will participate in the workshop as guest teachers.
The deadline for application is 10 January 2012. Applications should be emailed to Jörgen Johnsson, firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, applicants should provide a brief description of their main interest in fish behaviour research. The number of course participants is limited to 20 on a first come – first served basis where 5 places are reserved for students from outside the Faculty of Science, GU. The course if free of charge, but the students have to purchase the course literature at own expense. For further information, please contact Jörgen Johnsson (email above) or Lotta Kvarnemo, email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Jörgen and Lotta