Scientific Sessions:

In addition to sessions for contributed papers, we have selected the following five thematic sessions.

There is life (and death) after metamorphosis – Advances in the ecology of juvenile fish
Yes, it’s called the Larval Fish Conference, but the section is actually the Early Life History Section. We would therefore like to highlight research on juvenile fish, particularly given current interest in the ecology of juvenile salmonids in BC, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

Fisheries oceanography in the context of a changing ocean
This session will include a range of topics including changing ocean climate and possible consequences for the ecology/phenology/physiology of larval and juvenile fish.

Application of ichthyoplankton data to fisheries management
The goal of this session is to explore how ichthyoplankton data may contribute to the management of ecosystems and fisheries through the use of time series and the identification of recruitment bottlenecks.

ELH predator-prey interactions and the Growth-Survival Paradigm
This session will focus on interactions between fish larvae, their prey and predators, and consequences to larval fish growth, mortality and survival.

Emerging threats to ELH stages and potential consequences to physiological processes
This session will cover topics related to the effects of anthropogenic impacts, such as underwater noise, ocean acidification, or micro-plastics to larval and juvenile fish physiology, growth, and survival.