Herzlich willkommen bei der
Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie e.V. (GfI)

Die deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie e.V. (GfI) ist ein Zusammenschluss von Fischkundlern/innen (Ichthyologen/innen) und Interessierten aus allen Bereichen der Fischkunde, wie z.B. Wissenschaft, Fischerei oder Aquaristik. Im Vordergrund der Aktivitäten stehen die wissenschaftliche Beschäftigung mit Fischen und die Schaffung eines deutschsprachigen Forums für Information, Kommunikation und Publikation im Bereich der Fischkunde. Wesentliche Elemente der GfI-Aktivitäten sind die Ausrichtung der wissenschaftlichen GfI-Tagungen, die Herausgabe des Internetportals Fischfauna-Online und die Publikation von Fachbeiträgen wie dem Bulletin of Fish Biology. (Der Bezug des Bulletins of Fish Biology ist im Beitrag enthalten.)



Save the date for an International scientific conference on SWIMWAYs: Understanding connectivity within the life cycles of coastal fish to be held between 24 and 26 September 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. The conference is organized by the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation´s SWIMWAY Working Group, supported by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat. Scientists, managers, policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholders concerned with fish in coastal areas are invited to contribute. Read more Presentations are invited on: • scientific research on all aspects of fish population dynamics in coastal areas, connectivity in the life cycle of fish and identifying bottlenecks; • case studies on successful or failed attempts to define, implement and refine quality targets to protect marine and estuarine fish in coastal marine environments; • analyses of current national and international policies and regulations and how these are potentially relevant to achieving the Trilateral Fish Targets; • management strategy evaluations and how current management measures improve fish populations; • collaborative projects with stakeholders, citizen science and cultural heritage. Enclosed is further background information on the SWIMWAY concept and conference.

Pressemitteilung "Fischbestände im Nordostatlantik: Erholung durch verbessertes Management" - Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei: "Nachhaltige Nutzung lebender Wildfischressourcen ist möglich, dafür müssen aber Einschränkungen eingehalten werden."

The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research intends to fill at the Department of Marine Zoology of the Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden, Germany, the position of a Curator of Ichthyology: Assume responsibility for the management and curatorship of the Dresden collection of marine and
freshwater fishes with a century-old tradition; developing and expanding the Dresden fish collection with a focus on freshwater taxa; supervising the local technical assistant in Dresden; conducting mainly collection-based research on taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of fishes, including acquisition of grants; participate in joint research projects with a focus on South American fauna. Download Stellenausschreibung

This project aims at understanding collective intelligence in fish schools and in artificial robotic swarms. The main focus of the project is the dynamical adaptation of collectives – How do individuals within the collective acquire and share knowledge in complex exploration scenarios? In particular, we will consider the collective behavior of fish in a complex, collective foraging scenario, where we will investigate the role of group size and group diversity. Here, we will specifically explore collective behavior with partial, potentially conflicting or even erroneous, prior knowledge of individual agents. Finally, we will also investigate how diversity in prior knowledge interacts with consistent among-individual differences in behavior (i.e. animal personalities) within the collective. The collaborative project investigates mechanisms underlying collective exploration and problem solving of fish schools, in close collaboration with researchers working on swarm robotics. The experimental work involves training and testing of (collective) fish behavior in a laboratory setting with two different poeciliidae species: Trinidadian guppies, Poecilia reticulata, and Amazon mollies, Poecilia formosa. Read more