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onsdag 7 december 2011

CAnMove Conference, day 2

 After a good nights sleep, a quick walk in Falsterbo and some breakfast it was time to discuss how CAnMove can improve in the future. We discussed how to make PhD students and associated researchers more connected to CAnMove, how to make the action groups going and how to communicate all the cool research that´s going on within CAnMove, among other things.

After this discussion it was time for Mikael Ekvall to talk more about the work to track small animals, in this case daphnias, with nano technology. You can see one example of how it can look like here

Mikael shows us a movie of nanotracked daphnias

Steven Reppert held an interesting talk about monarch butterflies and how they use circadian clock and sun compass during migration. One thing he mentioned was that they have found out that the circadian clock that the butterflies uses for navigation is situated in the antennae instead of in the brain, as was thought before. Rachel Muheim continued the orientation/navigation theme and told us about magnetic compass orientation in migratory birds, and many other animals that also uses this way to find their way.

Steven talks about time-compensated sun compass orientation

Now it´s time for lunch together and then the bus will drive us back to the Ecology building in Lund. It has been a conference filled with good and interesting talks and interactive discussions. Thanks to Hotel Norregård that served us with everything we needed and to all the participants that interacted and gave us good tips and advices on how to make CAnMove even better in the future!

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