22nd FishBase and SeaLifeBase Annual Symposium: Fishes in Changing Ecosystems

Start: September 1st, 2024

End: September 2nd, 2024

The 22nd FishBase and SeaLifeBase Symposium, themed "Fishes in Changing Ecosystems," will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on September 2-3, 2024, at the KEDEA Building of the Aristotle University Campus.

The symposium welcomes contributions that are related to ecology, biogeography, fisheries, taxonomy and biodiversity of marine organisms and their use in FishBase/SeaLifeBase with particular reference to climate change and the Mediterranean marine ecosystems.

Day 1️⃣: Advances in the Gill Oxygen Limitation Theory (GOLT)

  • Theme: Examining the applicability of the Gill Oxygen Limitation Theory to new topics or taxa and quantifying its qualitative predictions.
  • Keynote: Dr. Daniel Pauly, co-creator of FishBase, will lead this session as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia.

Day 2️⃣: Fishes in Mare Nostrum

  • Theme: Presentations on FishBase and SeaLifeBase-related topics with a focus on the Mediterranean marine ecosystems.

Selected contributions will be invited for submission to a Topical Collection (entitled "Fishes in Changing Ecosystems") in The new "Discover Oceans" journal that has been recently launched by Springer-Nature. The collection will be guest-edited by Donna Dimarchopoulou, Athanassios Tsikliras and Daniel Pauly.

Inquiries regarding potential participation to the symposium should be directed to the Chair of the FishBase Consortium, Prof Athanassios Tsikliras (atsik[at]bio.auth.gr).

Event Details:

  • Date and Location: September 2-3, 2024, at the KEDEA Building, Aristotle University’s Research Dissemination Center, Tritis Septemvriou St., Aristotle University campus, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Remote Option: In-person presentations will be live-streamed. Connection details will be provided to registered online attendees. Due to technical constraints, all presenters must use remote presentations.
  • Abstract Submission: The deadline for abstract submission is July 31st, 2024, at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Please click here to submit your talk details.
  • Accommodation: Thessaloniki offers many hotel and B&B options, including Hotel Astoria, Hotel El Greco, Egnatia Palace, City Hotel Thessaloniki, Colors Urban Hotel, and Superior One Boutique Hotel.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA)


22nd FishBase and SeaLifeBase Annual Symposium: Fishes in Changing Ecosystems