Sunday, June 23

4:00 – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception and Registration, Union Ballroom

Monday, June 24

8:00 – 8:30 am
Welcome and Opening Ceremonies, Union Ballroom

8:30 – 12:00 am
Plenary Talks, Union Ballroom

1:30 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Concurrent Session, Union Meeting Rooms

5:30 – 9:00 pm
Picnic BBQ (Optional sign-up), Park in Ann Arbor 

Tuesday, June 25

8:00 – 12:00 am
Morning Concurrent Sessions, Union Meeting Rooms

12:00 – 5:00 pm
Poster Set Up, Union Ballroom 

1:30 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions, Union Meeting Rooms

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Poster Session and Reception, Union Ballroom

Wednesday, June 26

8:00 – 12:00 am
Morning Concurrent Sessions, Union Meeting Rooms

1:30 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions, Union Meeting Rooms

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Banquet, Union Ballroom

Thursday, June 27

8:00 – 12:00 am
Morning Concurrent Sessions, Union Meeting Rooms

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Business Meeting Lunch (Optional sign-up), Union Ballroom

1:30 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions, Union Meeting Rooms

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Closing Plenary, Union Ballroom

Friday, June 28

Open, On Your Own Field Trips, Local Attractions

Plenary Speakers

We’re excited to announce our Plenary Speakers for ICBF 2024.

James Diana

Professor Emeritus of Fisheries and Aquaculture
University of Michigan

A portrait of Jim Diana in a boat on water, holding a fish

Dr. James S. Diana is professor emeritus of fisheries and aquaculture in the School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan. He was also director of Michigan Sea Grant for nine years. His research interests focus on behavioral ecology of fishes, particularly northern pike and muskellunge, but also many other temperate fishes. Jim has also extensively researched aquaculture, particularly in Southeast Asia, with a focus on more sustainable aquaculture production.

Jim earned his doctorate in zoology at the University of Alberta. He has conducted research in Australia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Nepal, as well as serving sabbaticals in Hawaii and Australia. He has supervised graduate student research in Belize, China, Thailand, Brazil, and many regions throughout the United States. He has been a member of the University faculty since 1979, entirely within the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He also served as the president of the North Central Division American Fisheries Society and is a lifetime member of the World Aquaculture Society.

James Diana’s Research Page

Nann A. Fangue

UC Davis

A portrait of Nann Fangue

Dr. Nann A. Fangue is a Professor of Fish Physiological Ecology and Conservation. She is also the Chair of the Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology Department at the University of California Davis, since 2015. She completed a BSc in Marine Biology (1999) and MSc in Biology (2002) at the University of West Florida, and her PhD in Zoology (2007) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada.

She then held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at UC Santa Barbara before moving to Davis and her current faculty position in 2009. Her expertise is in the application of physiological approaches to minimize environmental impacts, rebuild fish populations, restore ecosystems, and inform conservation policy for California’s threatened and endangered fishes.

Dr. Fangue has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has recently served as an invited editor for a 2-volume book series dedicated to modern Fish Conservation Physiology. Dr. Fangue has received numerous awards including the faculty excellence award from NACADA, the American Fisheries Society Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, and is a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow.

Nann Fangue’s Research Page


Professor, Animal Physiology
University of Turku, Finland

Portrait of Katja Anttila

Dr. Katja Anttila did her PhD at University of Oulu, Finland, in 2009 about the exercise physiology of fishes and how training could be used to improve the stocking success of salmonids in the wild. After her PhD, she spent her postdoc period at University of British Columbia, Canada, between 2010-2012 investigating cardiovascular physiology of fishes and how fish can respond to climate change.

She continued these studies at University of Turku, Finland, in 2013, first as a postdoc and currently as a Professor of Animal Physiology in the Department of Biology. Her group studies how animals can respond to different kinds of environmental stressors and their interactions. They are especially interested in global warming, hypoxia, environmental toxins, and ocean acidification, as well as animal welfare in aquaculture.

They primarily study cardiovascular and metabolic capacities of fish and other aquatic species but are also interested in cardiovascular functions of mammals, how mammals can respond to challenges like cancer and diabetes, and how exercise training could be used to prevent cardiovascular issues from those diseases.

Katja Anttila’s Research Page

Award of Excellence Recipient

Patricia Anne Wright

Professor Emeritus
University of Guelph

A portrait of Patricia A Wright

Dr. Patricia A. Wright is Professor Emeritus of animal physiology in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph. She serves as Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Biology. Her research has focussed on respiration and osmoregulation in fishes, with more recent attention to amphibious fishes. She was born and raised in Nova Scotia, educated at McMaster University (BSc) and the University of British Columbia (PhD), before taking up a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Ottawa and then a Fogarty International Postdoctoral Fellowship at NIH, Bethesda MD. She served as President of the AFS Physiology Section, as well as organizing 10 symposia at ICBF meetings since 2000. She has received the Bidder Lecture Award, Society for Experimental Biology, Fry Medal, Canadian Society of Zoologists, and a Graduate Mentor Award, College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph.

Patricia Anne Wright’s Research Page