, Volume 650, Issue 1, pp 1–2 | Cite as

A perspective on Salvelinus research

  • Colin AdamsEmail author
  • Eva Brännäs
  • Brian Dempson
  • Rune Knudsen
  • Ian McCarthy
  • Michael Power
  • Ian Winfield

On the bi-centenary of his birth and coincidentally, on the 150th anniversary of publication of the most important publication in the science of biology (“On the Origin of Species”), it was appropriate that scientists gathered to discuss advances in research on a group of fishes that exemplify the variation in form, function and ecology that inspired Charles Darwin.

Fish in the genus Salvelinus, collectively known as charr, thrive where no other fish live, in freshwaters of the highest northern latitudes, the highest altitudes and the greatest water depths, as well as freshwater and marine systems; charr specialise in the extreme.

For the 6th time since 1981, biologists covering a broad range of disciplines gathered to share their most recent studies on this genus in the 6th International Charr Symposium. The 5 previous meetings were held in Winnipeg (1981), Sapporo (1988), Trondheim (1994) Trois-Rivières (2000) and Rejkavik (2006). Over 4 days in June in 2009, 120 biologists from 17...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin Adams
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eva Brännäs
    • 2
  • Brian Dempson
    • 3
  • Rune Knudsen
    • 4
  • Ian McCarthy
    • 5
  • Michael Power
    • 6
  • Ian Winfield
    • 7
  1. 1.Scottish Centre for Ecology & the Natural Environment, University of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK
  2. 2.Department of AquacultureSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUmeaSweden
  3. 3.Fisheries and Oceans CanadaSt. John’sCanada
  4. 4.Department of Aquatic BioSciencesNorwegian College of Fishery Science, University of TromsøTromsøNorway
  5. 5.School of Ocean Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor UniversityAngleseyWales UK
  6. 6.Department of BiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  7. 7.Centre for Ecology and HydrologyLancasterUK

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