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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 839635

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 207 312

  • EU contribution

    € 207 312

Coordinated by:

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Project description

English EN

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.

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Address

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 207 312

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 839635

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 207 312

  • EU contribution

    € 207 312

Coordinated by:

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark