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Parasitism and climate change: A tipping point for blue mussel populations?

Project description

How do blue mussel parasites affect coastal ecosystems?

Common blue mussels (Mytilus edulis), a key economic resource for the aquaculture industry, support biodiversity in coastal regions. Mussel production is the top shellfish farming activity in Europe. Understanding how they respond to environmental changes is becoming increasingly important as rising ocean temperature will also affect their parasite infection patterns. The EU-funded TPOINT project will examine the combined effects of climate change and parasites on mussel populations. It will offer novel insights into the associated ecological impacts of such changing dynamics and contribute to the sustainable management of ecosystems.

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Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 207 312