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Sunday, March 24, 2013
4:00–7:00 p.m. Registration at Hotel Santa Maria
5:30–7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Session at Hotel Santa Maria

Monday, March 25, 2013
8:309:00 a.m.

Registration at the University of the Algarve Symposium location: Faculty of Economics Amphitheatre (Building 9), University of the Algarve, Gambelas Campus

Session 1: Sexual Selection and Reproduction

Chair: Anders Berglund
9:00–9:20 a.m. Introduction and Orientation
9:20–10:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Sexual selection and climate change
Nuno Monteiro, CIBIO, University of Oporto, Portugal
10:20–10:40 a.m.

Body size differences influences mating competition in the
broad-nosed pipefish

Ingrid Ahnesjö, Gry Sagebakken, Inês Braga Gonçalves, Charlotta Kvarnemo
10:40–11:00 a.m.

Partitioning episodes of total selection in the Gulf pipefish Emily Rose
11:00–11:20 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
11:20–11:40 a.m.

Sexual selection variation with latitude: insights from a
sex-role reversed pipefish

Lídia Ferreira, Natividade Vieira, Nuno Monteiro
11:40–12:00 p.m.

Caring fathers and their energy reserves: a growth hormone experiment on the broad-nosed pipefish (Syngnathus typhle)
Gry Sagebakken
12:00–2:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Sexual signals and mating patterns in syngnathidae
Gunilla Rosenqvist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
3:00–3:20 p.m.

Correlating female secondary sex traits and mating success in the sex-role reversed Gulf Pipefish
Sarah Flanagan
, Emily Rose, James Johnson, Adam Jones
3:20–3:40 p.m.

Sex ratio and density affect sexual selection in a sex-role reversed fish
Tonje Aronsen
, Anders Berglund, Kenyon Mobley, Irja Ratikainen, Gunilla Rosenqvist
3:40–4:00 p.m.

Sexual selection: is time a key variable?
Mário Cunha
, Anders Berglund, Nuno Monteiro
4:00–4:20 p.m. TEA BREAK
4:20–6:20 p.m. iSeahorse demonstration

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Session 2 (A.M.): Genetics
and Evolution
Chair: Tony Wilson
9:00–10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
The evolution of male pregnancy meets next-generation sequencing
Adam Jones, Texas A&M University, USA
10:00–10:20 a.m.

Bi-parental immune priming in the sex-role reversed pipefish Syngnathus typhle
Anne Beemelmanns
, Olivia Roth
10:20–10:40 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
10:40–11:00 a.m.

Testing the effectiveness of pigmentation patterns for accurate individual recognition
Miguel Silva, Mário Cunha, Natividade Vieira, Nuno Monteiro
11:00–11:20 a.m. Population genetics of the longnose seahorse (Hippocampus trimaculatus) along the northern South
China Sea
Yan-Hong Xhang, Nancy Kim Pham, Qiang Lin
11:20–11:40 a.m.

Looking for sex in the genome of Hippocampus subelongatus
Erica Leder
, Sami Meriläita, and Charlotta Kvarnemo
11:40–12:00 p.m.

Tracking Hippocampus guttulatus recruits within artificial holdfast units in the Ria Formosa using microsatellites
José Pedro Andrade, Céline Madeira, Diana Novac, João Gomes, Miguel Correia, Samantha Birch, Jorge Palma
12:00–2:00 p.m. LUNCH

Session 3 (P.M.): Ecology and Habitat
Chair: Lotta Kvarnemo
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Needles, haystacks and syngnathids: searching for small, cryptic fish in a vast ocean world
Heather Masonjones, University of Tampa, USA
3:00–3:20 p.m.

Mating in space: amplifier for the outbreak of snake pipefish
Matthias Kloppmann, Cindy van Damme, Jens Ulleweit, Chris Lynam, Doug Beare, Bram Couperus
3:20–3:40 p.m.

Impact of environmental change on reproductive behaviours in Syngnathus typhle and Nerophis ophidion
Josefin Sundin
, Gunilla Rosenqvist, Tonje Aronsen,
Anders Berglund
3:40–4:00 p.m. TEA BREAK
4:00–4:20 p.m.

Can artificial holdfast units work as a habitat restoration tool for long-snouted seahorse, Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier?
Miguel Correia, Jorge Palma, Heather Koldewey,
José Pedro Andrade
4:20–4:40 p.m.

New approach to trace seahorse feeding ecology: application of stable isotope analysis
Sonia Valladares
, Francesca Rossi, Miquel Planas
4:40–5:00 p.m.

Ecophysiological and behavioral responses of temperate
seahorses (Hippocampus guttulatus) to global warming
Vanessa Madeira
, Filipa Faleiro, Maria Aurélio, Marta Pimentel, Luis Narciso, Rui Rosa
5:00–5:20 p.m.

Spatial and seasonal patterns of European short-snouted seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus populations in Canary island environments
Francisco Otero-Ferrer, Rogelio Herrera, Víctor Tuset, Juan Socorro, Lucía Molina

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Session 4 (A.M.): Conservation

Chair: Sarah Foster
9:00–10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Seahorses as ambassadors for marine protected areas
Heather Koldeway, Zoological Society London and Project Seahorse, UK
10:00–10:20 a.m.

The species debate: examples of seahorses from the Northern and Southern hemispheres and some conservation implications
Lucy Woodall
, Glenn Moore, Sami Merilaita, Heather Koldewey, Charlotta Kvarnemo
10:20–10:40 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
10:40–11:00 a.m.

Seahorse trade in the east coast of Gulf of Thailand
Parichart Laksanawimol
, Saran Petpiroon,
Praneet Damrongphol
11:00–11:20 a.m.

The use of a non-invasive tool for capture-recapture studies on a dwindling Hippocampus guttulatus population
Miguel Correia
, Jorge Palma, Heather Koldewey,
José Pedro Andrade
11:20–11:40 a.m.

Population characteristics of seahorses in Southeast Asia from rapid assessments and citizen science
Tse-Lynn Loh
11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Red List status of syngnathids
Stefan Wiswedel
, Sarah Foster, Amanda Vincent
12:00–1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00–5:00 p.m. EXCURSIONS

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Session 5 (A.M.): Aquaculture

Chair: Junda Lin
9:00–10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Developments in seahorse culture: the long snout seahorse case study
Jorge Palma, CCMar, University of the Algarve, Portugal
10:00–10:20 a.m.

Captive breeding of weedy sea dragons Phyllopteryx taeniolatus in Busan Aquarium, South Korea
Emily Madge
10:20–10:40 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
10:40–11:00 a.m.

Brazilian research network on the longsnout seahorse Hippocampus reidi culture
Lilia Pereira Souza-Santos, Felipe de Azevedo Silva Ribeiro, Alexandre Alter Wainberg, Maik Cividanes Hora, Roberta Cecilia de Silfronio de Melo, Ricardo Vieira Rodrigues, Marcelo Shei, Luis Andre Sampaio, Ronaldo de Oliveira Cavalli,
Wagner Contri Valenti
11:00–11:20 a.m.

A method for diet analysis in the long snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus based on prey 18SrDNA amplification in faeces reveals prey-specific evacuation rate
Emmanuel Corse
, Sonia Valladares, Alex Chamorro, Miguel Planas, José Pintado
11:20–11:40 a.m.

Seahorse aquaculture: from research to commercial production
Junda Lin, Qiang Lin
11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
The tale of the pregnant male: whither seahorses?
Amanda Vincent, Director, Project Seahorse, Canada
12:40–2:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Syngnathid Red Listing Workshop
3:00–3:20 p.m. TEA BREAK
3:20–4:40 p.m. Syngnathid Red Listing Workshop (cont'd)

Friday, March 29, 2013
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Extended Syngnathid Red Listing Workshop (by registration only)