Conference programme

Sunday, 2 October 2022

19:00-20:00 Registration (in lobby of the hotel)

Monday, 3 October 2022

8:00-8:45 Registration (in lobby of the hotel)
8:45-9:00 Welcome
Session chair: Bart Pollux
9:00-9:30 Social context and individual variation in dispersal behaviour - (Aaron Jessop)
9:30-10:00 Plasticity and evolution of brain morphology in divergent Trinidadian guppies - (Caleb J. Axelrod*)
10:00-10:30 Reinforcement or hybridization? Puzzling mate choice behavior in sympatric populations of Brachyrhaphis sister species. - (Alexandra G. Duffy, Spencer J. Ingley, Trevor J. Williams, and Jerald B. Johnson*)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 The use of mtDNA sequences in Taxonomy, a case study in the subgenus Mollienesia LeSueur, 1821 (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae, genus Poecilia) - (Fred N. Poeser* & & Grigory Kornienko)
11:30-12:00 Personality and subjective value of stimuli in two species of swordtails (Xiphophorus) - (Paola Fascinetto-Zago*, Baruc Zago-Mazzocco & Gil G. Rosenthal)
12:00-12:30 Unveiling the effects of PFAS on male guppy transcriptome - (Marianna Pauletto*, Silvia Iori, Marco Bonato, Mery Giantin, Anisa Bardhi, Andrea Barbarossa, Andrea Pilastro, Mauro Dacasto & Clelia Gasparini)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session chair: Alexander Kotrschal
14:00-14:30 Hybridization, sexual conflict, and speciation: A test of macroevolutionary theory in the Poeciliinae - (Emma Lehmberg*, Igor Cavalcanti de Araújo Souto-Santos, Paulo A. Buckup, Heath Blackman, David Reznick & Gil. G. Rosenthal)
14:30-15:00 DNA methylation patterns in the placenta of viviparous fish Yolitzi - (Saldivar Lemus*, Constantino Macias Garcia, Leeban Yusuf, Peter Thorpe, Michael G. Ritchie)
15:00-15:15 Coffee
15:15-15:45 Invited hybrid talk 1 - Matrotrophy and superfetation help to cope the burden of being a gravid livebearer female fish - (Karla N. García-Cabello*, Nabila Saleh-Subaie & J. Jaime Zúñiga-Vega)
15:45-16:15 Invited hybrid talk 2 - Stories of invasion, co-existence, and matrotrophy in Brazilian poeciliids - (Eugenia Zandonà*, Piatã S. Marques, W. Bryan Jennings, Andrea Pilastro, Jeferson Ribeiro Amaral, Luisa Manna, Igor C.A. Souto-Santos, Rosana Mazzoni, Maja Kajin, David Reznick & Paulo Buckup)
16:15 Bus to Royal Burger’s Zoo
17:00-23:00 Evening event and conference dinner
21:30 - First bus returns to venue (for those of us who are tired)
23:00 - Second and last bus returns to venue

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Session chair Tiffany Ernst
8:30-9:00 The effects of color morph on lateralization in the Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) - (Benjamin D. Sager*, Tanja C. Zerulla & Philip K. Stoddard)
9:00-9:30 Extreme environments, natural complexity, and the predictability of evolution - (Michi Tobler*)
9:30-10:00 Mexican waves of the Sulphur molly - A rare example for the functional aspects of collective behavior in the wild - (David Bierbach*, Carolina Doran, Juliane Lukas & Jens Krause)
10:00-10:30 Artificial selection for predation survival shapes collective motion in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) - (Hannah De Waele*, Kevin Chou & Alexander Kotrschal)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Reproducing in hot water: experimental heatwaves deteriorate multiple reproductive traits in the guppy - (M.C. Breedveld*, A. Devigili, O. Borgheresi & C. Gasparini)
11:30-12:00 Increased sociality as driver and consequence of food discovery in wild Trinidadian guppies - (Lysanne Snijders*, Ralf Kurvers, Alan Tump, Indar Ramnarine, Stefan Krause & Jens Krause)
12:00-12:30 Disentangling mechanisms of predator-induced parental effects in Poecilia reticulata - (L.R. Stein* & Faith Leri)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session chair: Hannah de Waele
14:00-14:30 Forum on United States Poeciliid Stock Center - (Ingo Schlupp*)
14:30-15:00 Pregnancy and the maternal brain: the impacts of reproductive status on cognition and neurogenesis in P. gracilis - (Tiffany R. Ernst*, A. Keijzer, S.Vellere, A. Lee, A. Korosi & B.J.A. Pollux)
15:00-15:30 A so-fish-sticated interaction: Low levels of habitat structure predict higher cognitive performance in Gambusia affinis - (Kyndal Irwin* & Caitlin Gabor)
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-16:30 Mating preferences and the hybrid origin of an asexual fish, the Amazon molly - (Caden Smith & Ingo Schlupp*)
16:30-17:00 Invited hybrid talk 3 - Repeated independent origins of the placenta lead to divergent organ evolution within a single fish family (Poeciliidae) - (Diego Safian*, Marwa Ahmed, Henri van Kruistum, Andrew Furness David Reznick, Geert Wiegertjes & Bart Pollux)
17:00-17:30 Invited hybrid talk 4 - Bringing the guppy home: Lessons in invasion ecology from Trinidad's most famous fish - (Amy Deacon*)
17:30-19:00 Poster session
19:00 Dinner

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Session chair: Lysanne Snijders
8:30-9:00 Sex-specific effects of juvenile environmental fluctuation on adult life history and reproductive traits - (Meng-Han (Joseph) Chung*, Daniel Noble, Rebecca Fox & Michael Jennions)
9:00-9:30 Multiple paternity in superfetatious live-bearing fishes - (Myrthe L. Dekker, Lisa M. van Son, Karen M. Leon-Kloosterziel, Andres Hagmayer, Andrew I. Furness, Johan L. van Leeuwen & Bart J. A. Pollux*)
9:30-10:00 Use of non-invasive magnetic resonance to explore the adaptive significance of embryonic arrangement inside the Goodeid ovary - (Rocha Martínez, P., Olivera-Tlahuel, C.*, Concha, L., Ortiz, J. & Macías Garcia, C.)
10:00-10:30 Genome-wide signals of selection in experimental populations of Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata) - (Mijke J. van der Zee, Ali Hudson, James R. Whiting, Josephine R. Paris, Detlef Weigel, David N. Reznick & Bonnie A. Fraser*)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Sexual selection in a variable world - (Andrea Pilastro*)
11:30-12:00 Mate choice and microevolution in swordtail hybrid zones - (Gil G. Rosenthal*, Gastón Jofre Rodriguez & R. Stephen Bovio)
12:00-12:30 Testing how social complexity and conflict lead to developmental differences in behavior and cognition in swordtail fishes - (Vural Yurt, Luke Reding & Molly Cummings*)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session chair: Bart Pollux
14:00-14:30 Forum on European Poeciliid Stock Center - (Gil G. Rosenthal*)
14:30-15:00 Evolution of schooling propensity in the guppy drives changes in anti-predator behavior that are linked to neuroanatomy - (Kotrschal A.*)
15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-16:00 A guide to immunology for Poeciliid biologists - (Geert Wiegertjes)
16:00-16:30 Assessing the effects of PFAS on reproduction and behaviour in the guppy - (Clelia Gasparini*, Silvia Iori, Marco Bonato, Andrea Pilastro, Edoardo Pietropoli & Marianna Pauletto)
16:30 End of conference