Fish are happily enjoying the summer, too. The plants in some of the tanks are blooming, and we have visitors!
The lab is scattered: Trai is still in Europe, Ingo just got back, and Rodet is in DC to study Limia specimens. Former lab member Elizabeth just had a paper from her Masters Thesis accepted in Ethology! Hurray!
July is a month for travel, conferences, adventures. Trai and Ingo presented their research at the Behaviour 2017 Conference in Estoril, Portugal. It was a great conference and we both learned a lot.
One thing I noticed during a recent visit to Jamaica is that invasive species are found in many places and in large numbers. This Xiphophorus maculatus is just one example.
Only days until the Poeciliid meeting!
The lab had good representation at the SWAN conference: Rodet gave a talk, and Trai and Ingo had posters.
Amazon mollies and other cool organisms with unusual reproduction are prominently featured by the Smithsonian Magazine online:
If you are working on Livebearing Fishes, you don’t want to miss this:
This will be a wonderful conference for everybody interested in any kind of research using livebearing fishes!