***Thank you to all the attendees from 17 countries for a great conference! See you at EEEF 2010 in Vancouver, Canada, May 9 -13, 2010***.

Welcome to the Website for EEEF 2008: June 29 - July 3, 2008

Click here to see scenes from EEEF 2008

The 2008 Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes Biennial Conference will be held at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This year’s meeting has something for everyone with themes that examine marine and freshwater fishes at a variety of structural levels from gene to ecosystem. The usual congenial atmosphere for students, newcomers and loyal EEEFers studying fish behavior, ecology and evolution from around the country and abroad is anticipated. EEEF 2008 thanks Boston University and all of its sponsors for their generous support.

This year’s sessions will take place from June 29 - July 3. Attendees have the additional option of staying until July 6 in conference arranged accommodations to enjoy Boston’s world-renowned July 4th Independence Day Celebration and the weekend exploring the many festivities, historic landmarks and cultural sights of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The EEEF 2008 Website will be updated regularly with news about meeting details and the week’s activities. The latest update is highlighted in EEEF 2008 News.

Hosting EEEF in Boston makes it tempting to add a bit of history to the meeting. Thank you to David Noakes for contributing About EEEF, a brief history and description of this scientific community. The EEEF 2008 Logo, The Sacred Cod, is relevant for its historic and current symbolism. The Sacred Cod is a wood carving of the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758) which hangs in the public gallery of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. This Massachusetts Statehouse landmark from the 1770s is a symbol of the significance that healthy fish populations play in socio-economic development and a sober reminder of the need for scientific endeavors that contribute to our understanding of fish adaptations for the conservation of fishes worldwide. A special thanks to the State House Photographer, Mark Kasianowicz, and State Representative Cory Atkins and her staff for providing this photo specifically for the EEEF 2008 Logo.

Maria Abate

EEEF 2008 Host
Boston University
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