Arctic Char Conference in Iceland

Matís will organize a conference October 31 - November 1, in cooperation with the Icelandic Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The conference "Arctic char: Ecology, genetics, climate change, and the implication for conservation and management", is expected to attract specialists and stakeholders from all over the world.



Skúlagötu 4, 1st floor, S4

101 Reykjavík


Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, 31st of October 2017, 8:30-16:30.

CHAIRMAN: Sigurður Guðjónsson

  • Guðbjörg Ólafsdóttir: Detection and mapping of mtDNA SNPs in Arctic Char across the species range
  • Eric Verspoor: A transrange overview of the phylogeny of the Arctic char species complex
  • Lucio Marcello: A transrange assessment of the selective relevance of mtDNA SNPS
  • Sigríður Rut Franzdóttir: Developmental mechanisms of Arctic charr divergence
  • Zophonías O. Jónsson: The Charr in Thingvallavatn – Genome and epigenome sequencing
  • Drywa, A: Genetic differentiation of Arctic Char in Loch Rannoch: nuclear differentiation of the known morphs and substructuring of morphs into multiple breeding populations
  • Ólafur Sigurgeirsson: SWOT- analysis of Icelandic Arctic charr culture

CHAIRMAN: Eric Verspoor

  • Jóhannes Guðbrandsson: Extensive genetic divergence between sympatric Arctic charr morphs in Lake Thingvallavatn
  • Jónína Herdís Ólafsdóttir and Kalina Hristova: Pre-zygotic mechanisms of reproductive isolation in Thingvallavatn Arctic charr
  • Samantha V. Beck: Harnessing the power of maternal effects for increasing the adaptive potential of a single population through developmental processes
  • Bjarni K. Kristjánsson: The evolution of phenotypic diversity in Arctic charr
  • Arnar Pálsson: Population subdivision and genetic differences among anadromous Arctic charr in Iceland
  • Guðni Guðbergsson og Ingi Rúnar Jónsson: Status of Arctic charr in Iceland


Wednesday, 1st of November 2017, 8:30-13:00.

CHAIRMAN: Sten Karlsson

  • Erik Jeppesen: Food-web studies in salmonid lakes in Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands
  • Gustav Hellström: Comparing behaviour and habitat preferences between Arctic Charr and Lake Charr in a mountain lake
  • Helgi Thorarensen: The effect of climate change on Arctic charr populations in Iceland – A physiologist perspective
  • Stefán Ó. Steingrímsson: Diverse diel activity patterns in wild stream-dwelling Arctic char
  • Jón Kjartan: Icelandic Arctic charr aquaculture
  • Erlendur Steinar Friðriksson: Arctic Charr fishery management Catch and release in Eyjafjarðará, Iceland
  • Ingeborg Mulder: Within lake winter movement patterns of anadromous Arctic charr in Labrador lakes
  • Michael Power: A retrospective of Arctic charr otoliths: what have we learned about temperature use?



Registration for the Arctic Char Conference

(Registration Fee is 10,000 ISK)


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