The Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra – University of Calabria (DIBEST), Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori Squali, Razze e Chimere (G.R.I.S.) and the Centro Studi Squali (C.S.S.) hosted the 23rd European Elasmobranch Association Meeting in Rende (Italy) from the 16th to the 18th of October 2019.
The conference was a great forum where scientists, conservationists, students and all those interested in elasmobranchs had an opportunity to share the results of their most exciting research, looked for synergies and found new collaborations.
During the conference, four plenary lectures, scientific sessions (orals and posters) and various workshops took place. The sessions dealt with diverse topics, from evolutionary biology to ethology, from morphology to physiology, ecology and conservation. The conference also included the Annual General Meeting of the EEA, multiple social activities, and the opportunity of exciting field underwater excursions.