Special Issue "Genetic Diversity of Marine Populations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2020).
Interests: population genetics; marine species; aquaculture practices
Interests: genetics; genomics; bivalves
Marine biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate directly due to human activities such as fishing, coastal development, pollution, invasive species and climate change. Notwithstanding, the drivers of this decline are poorly understood and our ability to predict the future evolution of marine species is often limited. Notably, the processes shaping population genetic diversity and its possible erosion remain poorly understood in many marine species. However, such knowledge is critical to better preserve marine populations and related ecosystem services. This Special Issue will gather articles on the intraspecific component of this diversity under the title "Genetic Diversity of Marine Populations". Articles are expected to cover a broad range of native or naturalized marine species, cultivated or not, living in all types of marine ecosystems. This Special Issue of Genes aims at addressing a range of relevant topics in marine population genetics such as genetic diversity and resilience of marine populations, relationships between population genetic diversity and ecosystem services, the effects of global climate change and local environmental pressures, effects of fishing pressure and aquaculture practices.
Dr. Sylvie Lapègue
Dr. Pierre Boudry
Dr. Grégory Charrier
Manuscript Submission Information
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- marine diversity
- population genetics
- climate change
- aquaculture practices