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Migration timing genotype as a predictor of salmon vulnerability to environmental change

Project description

The genetic basis underlying the timing of salmon migration

The migrations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from the river of their birth to their marine feeding grounds and back again are an iconic example of seasonally timed movements in a species. The EU-funded SAL-MOVE project will collate existing datasets and apply state-of-the-art genomic analysis to determine the environmental effects and genetic basis of Atlantic salmon migration timing. The findings will be combined with future climate scenarios in an eco-evolutionary modelling framework to predict how Atlantic salmon populations will be impacted by anthropogenic change via their migration phenotypes and genotypes. Results from SAL-MOVE will directly inform management actions aimed at improving the security of wild Atlantic salmon.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
Address
Ness Walk 12B Executive Office
IV3 5SQ Inverness
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 258 498,24

Partners (1)

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
Canada
Address
East White Hills Road 80
A1C5X8 St John's Nf
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)