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EcoFiL 2014
Ecology of Fish in Lakes and Reservoirs

Announcement of an international conference to be held in September 2014 in the Czech Republic Organized by the Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Increasing human pressure on water resources means that we impact fish populations more than ever before, yet we rely on fish as source of food, enjoyment, regulators of water quality, and indicators of ecosystem health. At the same time, field studies of fish communities expand to new areas and new and more sophisticated monitoring schemes are deployed. All this means that new questions and information on the role of fish in lakes and reservoirs are accumulating rapidly.
EcoFiL 2014 conference aims to advance their synthesis, continuing a long tradition of limnological and fisheries-oriented meetings organized at the Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
EcoFiL 2014 aims to summarize recent knowledge on:

  • Fish as indicators of ecological state of waterbodies (including ecological quality and potential)
  • Effects of environmental stressors on fish
  • Fish and food webs (including trophic interactions / top-down effects)
  • Population ecology of fish
  • Management and monitoring of fish populations and communities
  • Fish and ecosystem services (including food provisioning and leisure activities)
  • Fish as object of protection and conservation
  • Ecological aspects of recreational and commercial fisheries

EcoFiL 2014 will focus mainly on natural lakes and artificial reservoirs. Since fish migrate and spawn in connected streams and rivers, contributions covering these habitats are also welcome.

Important dates:
Opening the registrationJanuary 2014
Abstract submission deadlineby 31 May 2014
Early registration deadlineby 30 June 2014
Conference8-11 September 2014

Early fee (deadline 30 June 2014)€400€200
Late fee€500€300
* If you claim the student fee, send us also the confirmation letter from your University/Institution (by fax, mail or e-mail)

Katka Soukalova
Biology Centre AS CR
Institute of Hydrobiology
Na Sadkach 7
Ceske Budejovice
370 05 Czech Republic

Tel.: +420 387 775 831
Fax: +420 385 310 248