Fish as model organisms in behavioural research

Organisers: Erika Roman and Svante Winberg, Uppsala University

Short name (in EasyChair): Fish (S2)


The study of fish behaviour has long traditions and goes back to TinbergenĀ“s studies of stickleback behaviour, and the origin of ethology as a scientific discipline. More than half of all vertebrates are teleost fish, making teleosts the without competition largest vertebrate group. It is also a group displaying enormous diversity in behavioural and physiological adaptations, giving unsurpassed possibilities to find model species to address any biological question. During the last decades zebrafish (Danio rerio) has become an increasingly important model species for behavioural research and neuroscience. The symposium will congregate researchers tackling different neurobehavioral questions using fish as models.