Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

Call for papers for the First International Eel Science Symposium (13-15 June 2017)

This is the first call for papers for the First International Eel Science Symposium.

Closing date for submissions – 31st December 2016.

pic_symposiumThe Symposium aims to provide a global forum for scientists and researchers to present the latest data and initiatives on the biology and management of anguillid eels. It will foster and develop international links between key academic, policy, industrial and other stakeholders to promote better understanding of the issues, parallels and conservation opportunities for these iconic species. The symposium will bring together speakers and delegates from around the world for three days of presentations, posters, panel sessions as well as a number of social events including an evening reception on the River Thames.

Read the call for abstracts (IFM, ZSL)

The organising committee would welcome submissions under the following subject areas, and in relation to all 16 species of freshwater eels.

  • Species, Regions and Pressures
  • Stock Assessment
  • Monitoring all Life Stages in Freshwater
  • Marine Phase Tracking
  • Ecohydraulics, Habitat and Behaviour
  • Genetics
  • Disease, Health and Viability
  • Stocking and Artificial Propagation 

All abstracts should include the following information in this order:

  • title of the paper,
  • authors’ full names with presenter’s name highlighted,
  • affiliation and country of origin for each co-author,
  • full address of the presenting author,
  • email address of the presenting author,
  • 100 – 200 word abstract on the paper’s content,
  • preference for an oral or poster presentation.

The Steering Group will review all submissions and will aim to ensure a good balance of topics and geographic areas. If requests for oral presentations are oversubscribed a poster presentation may be offered instead.

All submissions should be sent directly to the conference administrator at Enquiries may be made to the same email address. No presenting author should submit more than one oral presentation request, but may submit multiple poster presentation requests. We expect to advise prospective presenters of the outcome within two weeks.