Extremes in reefs and streams: dodging danger to find the fish

The ANU Biology Society is excited to present a public lecture by Dr. Chris Fulton. Peeking into extreme habitats can yield some powerful insights into what drives patterns of biodiversity over space and time. Through the possession of a novel attribute, or the extreme expression of an otherwise normal trait, extremophile species are able to exploit habitats where they are subject to extreme and often highly variable environmental conditions. But getting into these places as a human observer can be a real challenge, as we are far less adapted for a watery existence, let alone an extreme one! I will talk about my experiences observing fishes under extreme conditions and how this has helped to disentangle the mechanisms shaping the distribution and diversity of fishes across environmental gradients in both marine and freshwater ecosystems.

Snacks and drinks available!!!

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