Flow Sensing in Air and Water
Welcome to the International Congress on "Flow Sensing in Air and Water"
July 18-21, Bonn, Germany
Official start of the scientific program Monday 18th, 8:30
Welcome reception Sunday 17th, 6 pm
Congress Barbecue Wednesday 20th, 6:15 pm
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Flow is an important stimulus in the everyday life of aquatic organisms, including marine mammals, fish, and invertebrates, and many terrestrial animals, including especially insects, spiders and birds. Flow fields are used for communicating, navigating, seeking out prey and avoiding predators. Animals must also monitor ambient wind and water currents in order to stabilize their movements in unstable flow fields.
The main goals of this congress are:
- to draw together new knowledge on the importance of flow fields to animals and how they use and process flow information
- to define the current state of knowledge on flow sensing by both invertebrate and vertebrate animals in both air and water in order to identify common themes and operational principles across systems
- to bring together researchers studying flow sensing in a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial animals
- to bring together scientists interested in flow from several different perspectives like sensory biology, neuroethology, computational neurobiology and biomechanical engineering.