International Otolith Symposium aging well

Registration and Call for abstracts now open for the 5th International Otolith Symposium, IOS2014, taking place in Mallorca, Spain, from 20-24 October 2014.
Published: 3 April 2014

​​​IOS2014 will be the fifth in a series of independent symposia convened since 1993, to encourage the exchange of information and expertise, and promote the development of new techniques and applications for otolith-based analysis in ecology, management, and conservation. This international forum is the centre for the exchange of information on developments in the field. New techniques of analysis, statistical treatment, and indeed new areas of application are all presented in this forum.

Calcified tissues have been employed since the 19th century to gain knowledge of life traits, population structure, and environmental relationships of fish and molluscs.

Breakthrough advances include Pannella's discovery (1971) of the daily growth increments and Radtke's discovery (1984) of otolith tracer approaches, resulting in an exponential growth of publications and four dedicated international symposia.

IOS2014 hopes to enhance practical understanding of the use of calcified tissues to implement marine ecosystem and fishery management.

Keynote speakers are ready to lead the discussions. Peter Grønkjær, Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark will give a talk on individual indicators, Simon R. Thorrold, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, will address the symposium on stock indicators, Dirk Nork, Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Belgium, will speak on community indicators, while Rita Vasconcelos,Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, will present on ecological indicators.

To stay-to-date with symposium information, you can go to IOS2014.​​

Print this pagePrint it Request newsletterSend to Post to Facebook Post to Twitter Post to LinkedIn Share it

​IOS2014 is now accepting abstracts.

c FollowFollow Focus on ContentFocus on Content
HelpGive Feedback

International Otolith Symposium aging well

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) · Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer (CIEM)
ICES Secretariat · H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46, DK 1553 Copenhagen V, Denmark · Tel: +45 3338 6700 · Fax: +45 3393 4215 ·
Disclaimer Privacy policy · © ICES - All Rights Reserved