Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers of the 7th IFS were sought among and beyond the flatfish scientific community in order to bring innovative perspectives on the symposium's themes. Specialists in diverse fields along with young proeminent researchers will present 30 minute lectures focussing on their latest scientific findings and ideas. Listed below are the keynote speakers for each session.


    Impacts of climate change on flatfish populations - patterns of change

  David Sims Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, UK


    Impacts of climate change on flatfish population - processes

  Geir Ottersen

Institute of Marine Research and University of Oslo

Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Oslo, Norway


    Fisheries and aquaculture related impacts on flatfish stocks

  Jeffrey Hutchings Dalhousie University, Department of Biology, Halifax, NS, Canada


    Impacts of habitat modifications on flatfishes

  Jan Geert Hiddink University of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor, UK


    Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning


Henrik Gislason

J. Emmet Duffy

Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Lingby, Denmark

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, USA


    Ecosystem management

  Timothy Essington University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, Seattle, USA

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