FSBI 2022 Annual Symposium

Fish in a Dynamic World

25th-29th July 2022

The symposium will explore the ways in which fish are able to occupy a broad range of naturally dynamic environments, as well as their capacity to adapt to habitat loss and directional environmental change.

First FSBI hybrid conference for both in-person attendance at Nottingham Trent University and Online!

A broad range of excellent topics that cover all areas of our member's research

An inclusive and international symposium great for early career and senior researchers alike! 

We look forward to seeing you online or in-person this July at NTU!

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Fish in a Dynamic World

Aquatic environments across the globe, and the fish that live in them, are subject to myriad threats, including the input of anthropogenic pollutants, over-exploitation, species introductions, physical barriers to movement, the manipulation of flow regimes and global climate change.

Fish respond to these perturbations at all organisational levels, with consequences for gene expression, physiology and patterns of behaviour. The impact of these changes on populations, communities and ecosystem processes is now beginning to be revealed.

The symposium, re-arranged from 2020, will explore the ways in which fish are able to occupy such a broad range of naturally dynamic environments, their capacity to adapt to habitat loss and directional environmental change, and the emerging ecosystem consequences.

Find Out More About The Background to Our Symposium

Keynote Speakers

The 2022 Jack Jones Lecture

Talk title; Climate change and the future of fish and fisheries

John pinnegar

John Pinnegar

Cefas, UK

Find Out More About John

Tim Lamont

Lancaster University, UK
Talk title; ‘Learning to listen: acoustic ecology in a dynamic world’
Find Out More About Tim

Josefin Sundin

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Talk title; 'Fishy business: the importance of research integrity and transparency'
Find Out More About Josefin

Ulrika Candolin

University of Helsinki, Finland
Talk title; ‘Impacts of environmental change on the behavioural ecology of fish’
Find Out More About Ulrika

Rob Britton

Bournemouth University, UK
Talk title; 'Ecological impacts of fish species introductions'
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Christina Hicks

Lancaster University, UK
Talk title: 'Impacts of global change on fisheries, fish-derived nutrients and fishing communities'
Find Out More About Christina
ben geffroy
University of Montpellier, France
Talk title; 'Environmental change and sex determination in fishes'
Find Out More About Ben

Conference Registration Options

* Please note that the abstract submission deadline for talks has now passed. If you wish to submit an abstract to present a poster and / or to be placed on a waiting list to deliver a full talk, please contact the organisers. All delegates receiving an invitation to present a talk or poster must have registered for the conference by May 31st in order to be included in the programme.

Online Access to Live Stream Only

Full Event Access (no accommodation)

All Inclusive Access (Incl accommodation)

Opportunity to Present Research &  the digital symposium handbook

A certificate confirming online attendance and/or presentation 

Admission to the Symposium venue and social events

Lunches (Tuesday-Friday) and refreshments during the conference 

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation (Monday-Thursday) in a single, en-suite room on the Brackenhurst campus


All Inclusive Access (Incl accommodation)

Full Event Access (no accommodation)

Online Access to Live Stream Only





FSBI/IFM Student Member








Non-member Student




Global South Online Access




Regrettably, we are unable to refund symposium fees once paid. In the event of a delegate being unable to attend the conference following payment, registration will be converted to an online attendance, permitting access to all content and the opportunity to present remotely. We encourage delegates to take out personal travel insurance to cover any losses due to unexpected or unforeseen difficulties in travel or attendance at the Symposium.

We are keen to encourage contributions to the Symposium from underrepresented members of the global fish and fisheries community, but recognise the financial and logistical challenges of travel for many members of our community at this time. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer delegates from countries designated as Global South by the UN FSCC reduced online registration fees. Please contact us for more details.

Symposium Themes

The 2022 FSBI symposium is proudly set up by

Nottingham Trent University

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Nottingham Trent University (Brackenhurst Campus)

July 25th -29th 2022 in-person venue will be hosted at the scenic Brackenhurst Campus at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

NTU has recently won many plaudits for teaching and research and has been a top 10 in the People and the Planet League since 2009, making it a perfect venue for FSBI 2022.

The Locations

The symposium will be based at NTU’s stunning rural Brackenhurst campus, close to the cathedral town of Southwell, with the Symposium banquet and medal awards ceremony to be held at the City campus in the centre of Nottingham. The newly completed Lyth Building will house all scientific sessions.

Our expectation is that this Symposium will be held as a face-to-face, in-person event, with an alternative online opportunity for delegates that are unable to attend in-person to participate in the meeting.

How to Get to Us!

Symposium Programme Draft (Updated 1st July)

The draft outline programme outline is shown below. Please note that this is subject to change, though we expect any deviations from this basic structure to be relatively minor. The full scientific programme will be published as soon as it is available.

Symposium Workshops

 We are planning to hold a workshop on Monday afternoon, on the topic of ‘Creating an inclusive, diverse and transparent fish and fisheries research community’. All delegates are invited to this workshop, which will include presentations, discussions, networking opportunities and the opportunity to contribute to an output. Other workshops including a scientific publication workshop will also be arranged, with details to follow.

Monday 25th

Sponsored by Wiley, publishers of the Journal Fish Biology

Wine reception and poster session


Tuesday 26th


Dinner at Brackenhurst, Pub Quiz, Southwell exploration tour

Wednesday 27th


Social Barbeque on the lawn at Brackenhurst

Thursday 28th

Nottingham Conference Centre, August 2010

Friday 29th


Banquet and medal award ceremony (City campus)

2022 FSBI Medal Winners

We are delighted to announce that all medal winners will be contributing oral presentations to our scientific programme. We congratulate and welcome Katie Peichel (Beverton Medal; University of Bern, Switzerland), Stephen Cooke (LeCren Medal; Carleton University, Canada), and Amy Deacon (FSBI medal; University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) to the Symposium.

Katie Peichel

University of Bern, Switzerland

Beverton Medal 2022

Stephen Cooke

Carelton University, Canada

Le Cren Medal 2022

Amy Deacon

University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

FSBI Medal 2022

Scientific Advisory Committee:

  • Iain Barber (NTU, UK)
  • Andrew Hirst (NTU, UK)
  • Carl Smith (Łódź, Poland)
  • Andy Nunn (Hull, UK)
  • Nick Jones (St Andrews, UK)
  • Penny Watt (Sheffield, UK)
  • Will Norton (Leicester, UK)



Local Organising Committee:

  • Iain Barber (NTU)
  • Andrew Hirst (NTU)
  • Ilaria Coscia (Salford / FSBI)
  • Nicholas Ray (NTU)
  • Liz Appleton (NTU Admin Support)
  • Esther Triffitt (NTU Conference Team)
  • Andrew Rutkowski (NTU AV / IT support)

For all conference enquiries, please contact our team