Genetic variation could help some fish species adapt
Climate change poses a threat to our seas. Marine species will try to survive and thrive in the new environmental conditions. How well they adapt depends on their genetics. As such, the genetic flow among populations (or environments) can be one of the most important factors enabling adaptation to future environmental conditions in fish. In this context, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project FishAdapt will quantify the adaptive potential and likelihood of adaptation to environmental change in exploited fish populations. Specifically, it will use neutral and functional genetic variation data of two fish species from different environments. The findings will offer useful information to fisheries management strategies working towards long-term sustainability.
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme