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CeMEB Assembly 2022: Incorporating an evolutionary approach in conservation management

Research
Sustainability and environment

We welcome the CeMEB community to CeMEB Autumn Assembly 2022! The focus of this assembly is the application of concepts of marine evolution in conservation management. We will hear about ongoing work in protection, restoration or monitoring that includes evolutionary methods or results, and, together with invited stakeholders discuss how the incorporation of evolutionary aspects can improve management.

Conference
Date
4 Oct 2022 - 6 Oct 2022
Location
Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden & on-line via zoom
Registration deadline
1 September 2022
Additional info
Programme

Good to know
The programme will start at 10.00 on the 4th of October and end by 15.30 on the 6th of October.

Stay tuned for more information!
Organizer
Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology – CeMEB

Biodiversity conservation is a priority in international, national and local policies, and genetic diversity has been established as an important level to protect. Given that evolutionary changes can occur rapidly, we need to consider both evolutionary history, as well as ongoing evolutionary processes in a context of a changing environment, in order to achieve successful management outcomes.

Recent state-of-the-art developments in seascape genomic assessments and temporal genetic monitoring make it easier to incorporate genetic results in protection, restoration and monitoring. Most importantly genetic results are also increasingly produced at a spatial scale that is relevant to management actions.  

Outline for the meeting

We plan for a mix of talks on the topic, as well as several discussion sessions to discuss issues such as the relevance of evolutionary aspects for conservation, costs associated with producing genetic data, and the impact of genetic diversity on ecosystem functioning.

Invited stakeholders will contribute with management perspectives in the discussions. Together we will explore new ways forward to improve management and conservation of marine biodiversity.

Keynote speakers

Leif Andersson, Professor, Dept of Medical biochemistry and microbiology, comparative genetics and functional genomics, Uppsala University, Sweden

Maria Beger, Associate professor in Conservation Science, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK

Jakob Granit, Director General, The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (HaV), Sweden

Kerstin Johannesson, Professor, Dept of Marine Sciences and Director of Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

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About CeMEB

The Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology, CeMEB, brings together scientists with broad expertise from many different disciplines with a common interest in evolutionary processes of marine organisms. 
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