This session is aimed at convening presentations that can shed light on our knowledge about the dispersal and movements of freshwater larvae and small-bodied fish. Fish larvae are the most threatened life stage of most species, and population persistence depends on larval survival. Amongst threatened species, small-bodied fish figure as those with the larger number of species under a certain level of threat. Yet, these species have been neglected or received very little attention in research, leaving considerable knowledge gaps about their ecology and behaviour. For both larvae and small-bodied fish, one aspect of their life-histories considerably understudied is their dispersal and movement abilities. We aim to bring together researchers from across the globe that have, most recently, devoted efforts to understanding and characterising movement behaviour and dispersal patterns in fish larvae and small-bodied species.

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