Population genetic structure of marine forests

Macroalgal forests dominate many benthic reef communities from the intertidal down to a few tens of meters. They are crucial for many ecosystem functions and services, and provide both food and shelter for many associated species. Despite their importance, they remain poorly studied regarding species pools, distributions and threats. In this professional practice the student will use a range of molecular markers (mtDNA, microsatellites) and analyses to identify cryptic species in mixed field collections and infer patterns of population structure, hybridization and mating system.

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