Seminar "Intraspecific life-history diversity in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and its consequences for sustainable exploitation" by Prof. Mikko Heino (University of Bergen)
Speaker: Mikko Heino, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway; also affiliated with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
Title: Intraspecific life-history diversity in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and its consequences for sustainable exploitation
Abstract: Biocomplexity refers to trait and genetic differentiation between populations and subpopulations. Atlantic cod along the Norwegian coast is an example of a highly bio-complex fish with many local spawning components but no clear population structure: genetic markers show a pattern of isolation by distance but no obvious discontinuities. In this talk, I first characterize the life-history diversity in this population complex, then discuss the variables that could explain the diversity, and finally address, how the presence of biocomplexity in this ecologically, economically, and culturally important species affects its prospects for sustainable utilization.
Biosketch: Mikko Heino is an evolutionary ecologist interested in how organisms adapt to their environments, especially when they are faced with new challenges, such as fishing. He is using both theoretical, statistical, and experimental approaches. He obtained his PhD from University of Helsinki, Finland, in 1998. He is currently a professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, and also affiliated with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria.
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