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Comparative connectivity of demersal fish from the Southern Ocean.

The marine ecosystem of the Southern Ocean is to a large extent influenced by the dynamics of the physical environment and the life cycle of polar fishes is intimately linked to it. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current and prolonged pelagic larval duration are connecting populations in the Southern Ocean. Both environmental change and anthropogenic impact on the other hand, vary considerably among areas around Antarctica. Therefore, evaluating barriers to gene flow and potential local adaptation becomes increasingly important. In this project, genetic diversity, population structure, and connectivity of selected species is compared on different spatio-temporal scales.

Date:1 Oct 2013 →  28 Apr 2020
Keywords:Antarctica, Genomics, Marine Biodiversity
Disciplines:Marine ecology, Computational evolutionary biology, comparative genomics and population genomics, Biogeography and phylogeography, Population, ecological and evolutionary genetics
Project type:PhD project