Cephalopods of UK Waters Under the Climate Impact



In recent decades cephalopod became increasingly important both as key element of ecosystems and highly valuably fishing objects. It was caused first by their very high growth rates as most of commercial species live for just one year. Then - by extreme flexibility of spawning seasonality as many species reproduce all year round. In contrast to teleost fishes, cephalopods do not have to “adjust” prey size to the mouth gap size as they possess beaks and therefore have wider range of potential preys. It helps cephalopods to wedge in any ecological niche that was made vacant either by climate change of by overfishing. The webinar will present some materials about general cephalopod ecology and how climate changes shaped cephalopod fauna during the recent century with a particular emphasize on the North European waters.

This webinar will be presented by Vladimir Laptikhovsky, who has been working on cephalopod ecology, taxonomy, biodiversity and stock assessment for more than 30 years. He began his researches in the Atlantic Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Russia); then he has been working in the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department before joining Cefas in July 2013. During his career he worked onboard different research in the tropical Atlantic, Mediterranean, the temperate South Atlantic, North Pacific, Indian Ocean and the Antarctic. He authored ~ 150 publications, was elected as a member of Cephalopod International Advisory Council and is an associate editor of Journal of Marine Biological Association of the U.K.

Bookings close at 11:45am on Thursday 17th October. 


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