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Artemia biodiversity : current global resources and their sustainable exploitation

Objective

Recent Intensive research of the brine shrimp Artemia (distribution, ecology, strain characteristic and aquaculture applications; it is the most common larviculture live food) has lead to the identification of new species and the development of new biochemical and genetic description techniques. Its natural resources are exploited intensively, at times at the edge of extinction; endemic strains are out competed by introduced more productive foreign ones. In spite of massive literature of a growing number of specialists, integration of knowledge into a conceptual framework is lacking: expertise is often confined, both geographically and methodologically. This global concerted Artemia- study consists of a training and workshop programme, resulting in technical intercalibration, integration of current ecological and evolutionary concepts, and uniformus methods to assess population dynamics. Guidelines, issued on sustainable exploitation and strain introduction, will be tools for authorities to protect biodiversity and to avert overexploitation and extinction of strains. Artemia will be a model organism for other animals facing similar risks.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

GENT UNIVERSITY
Address
44,Rozier 44
9000 Gent
Belgium

Participants (14)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE-GENT
Belgium
Address
Ankerstraat 1
8400 Oostende
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, P.o. Box
54006 Thessaloniki
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Torre De La Sal, Ribera De Cabanes
12595 Apeadero De Cabanes
INSTITUT NATIONAL AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
Address
Avenue Charles Nicolle 43
1082 Tunis Mahrajene (Cite El)
MANONMANIAM SUNDARANAR UNIVERSITY
India
Address
Rajakkmangalam
629502 Tamil Nadu
RHODES UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Address
Prince Alfred Street
6139 Grahamstown
SALT RESEARCH INSTITUTE - CHINA NATIONAL SALT INDUSTRY CORPORATION
China
Address
Yingkou Road 831
300450 Tanggu
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA METROPOLITANA - IZTAPALAPA
Mexico
Address
Calzada Del Hueso No. 1100 Colonia Villa Quietud
04960 Mexico D.f.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
2,Pabellon 2 Nunez 4 P Ciudad Universitaria
1428 Buenos Aires
UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS LAGOS
Chile
Address
S/n,avenida Fuchslocher S/n
40 Osorno
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE RIO GRANDE DO NORTE
Brazil
Address
Campus Universitario Br 101 Lagoa Nova
59072970 Natal
UNIVERSITY OF CAN THO
Vietnam
Address
Third February Street, Campus Ii
92000 Can Tho
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Viale Dell' Università 32
00185 Roma
URMIA UNIVERSITY
Iran
Address
Shahid Behestly Avenue
57153 Urmia