Tropical coral reef fishes look good and taste good. But they are also fine-tuned machines that shape what coral reefs looked like in the past, what they look like today and – critically – what reefs will look like in the future. In three short presentations, we will give an overview of current research in our group, the reef fish ecology and evolution lab. Working on scales from a few micrometers to thousands of kilometers, we will present three very different approaches to trying to uncover how fishes are built, what they do and how they shape the reef around them. We will provide a very intimate look at fish lips, follow adolescent fishes trying to find their way back home and will unravel whether it’s your ancestry or your neighborhood that defines your job – if you’re a fish.
Venue: James Cook University Townsville - ATSIP Seminar Room, Building 145, Room 030
Video-link: James Cook University Cairns - The Cairns Institute, Building D003, Room 003 (ground floor)
This event is free of charge. No RSVP required.
Diane Jarvis - Diane.Jarvis1@jcu.edu.au or 4781 6023
Jane Addison - Jane.Addison@jcu.edu.au or 4781 4506