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Mussel mesocosms
Biomechanics in a changing world
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Climate change was a naturally prominent theme at this year’s SEB Annual Meeting, inspiring a number of stimulating interdisciplinary sessions. During one of these sessions, the often-overlooked effects of climate change on biomechanics were placed in the spotlight. Attendees were treated to talks on a wide range of exciting research topics covering animal locomotion, anti-predator defences and fascinating biomaterials - here are a few of the highlights.

City Forest- Francesco Ferrini
Climate Change: Forests in Danger
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

In light of a changing climate worldwide, important ecosystems such as forests are expected to change rapidly. So what exactly will happen to forests during this major challenge? Investigators in this field met up at a session entitled ‘Climate Change Impact on Urban and Natural Forests’ at the SEB Annual Meeting in Florence to present their answers to this question.

Martin Brocklehurst speaking (Credit - Simon Callaghan)_opt
Science with Impact: Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

From sharing individual experiences to collecting data on a global scale, members of the general public are playing an increasingly important role in the way that we gather information for research. At this year’s SEB Annual Main Meeting, a panel of researchers, policymakers and media professionals shared their diverse experiences and thoughts on how we can best utilise this unique and important resource.

Green Microbes
Green Microbes
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Traditional plant and animal biology were not the only focus in this year’s Annual Meeting. Microbial and algal organisms also received a lot of attention in the Green Microbes session, where speakers discussed the benefits of understanding their biology. This article features two key examples of research presented at the session: of coral symbiosis and of seaweed cell biology.