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[18-06-2007 to 31-07-2007]

News Item:
IBANS new website

The Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences was formed in January 2007 as a virtual community of more than 40 Principal Investigators in the Schools of Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and Medicine with research interests in brain, behaviour and cognition. Activity at the interfaces between these disciplines will initiate fresh ideas and novel approaches that will yield important new insights.

The Institute's new website with information about the new MPhil in Behavioural and Neural Sciences, and the Emory Undergraduate Exchange scheme was launched in last month.

see here for further details
contact: Dr Gillian Brown


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  • Biodiversity lessons from the Amazon River Basin: A two-part fish story
    speaker: Prof Carlos E. C. Freitas and Prof Lawrence E. Hurd (Federal University of Amazonas and Washington & Lee University)

    building: SOI
    room: Lecture Theatre
    see also: additional details
    host/contact: Mrs Jane Williamson

    Carlos E. C. Freitas is a full professor at the Federal University of Amazonas and a visiting professor at Washington & Lee University.  He is a freshwater biologist and his main research area includes fish ecology, population dynamics and inland fisheries.  He is the head of several research projects supported by Brazilian agencies and has published papers in journals such as Ecological Modeling, Hydrobiologia, Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Ecological Engineering, and Fisheries Management and Ecology


    Lawrence E. Hurd is the Herwick Professor of Biology at Washington & Lee University.  He is an ecologist, with primary research interests in the role of apex predators in arthropod assemblages of terrestrial ecosystems, and in the structure and dynamics of tropical fish assemblages in the Amazon River Basin of Brazil.  He has published in journals such as Science, Ecology, J. Animal Ecology, Oecologia, and Environmental Entomology.


    Also visiting with Profs Reitas and Hurd is Flavia K. Siqueira-Souza who is an associate professor at the Federal University of Amazonas.  She is a freshwater biologist and her primary research field is fish ecology aiming to understand the key factors structuring fish assemblages in Amazonian aquatic environments.  She has published papers on this subject in journals such as Hydrobiologia and Ecology of Freshwater Fish.


    There will be an opportunity after the lecture for anyone interested in an interactive discussion with Prof Hurd and his colleagues.  Depending on numbers, this will take place in either the Laverack or Seminar Room.

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