Global patterns of genetic diversity of mangrove forests

Throughout the Quaternary period, the earth´s climate has fluctuated
periodically, from periods of extended ice coverage where species retreated distributions to
climatically suitable refugia, to warmer periods with broader potential distributions. As a
result, populations’ genetic diversity is often unevenly distributed, with refugial areas
systematically retaining a large proportion of total diversity, vital for the species persistence
and adaptive potential in a whole.
The aim of this internship is to compile available genetic data for mangrove forests. The
compilation of genetic data may enable the detection of patterns of intraspecific diversity
variation across species, identifying important hotspots for future conservation. The student
will be guided and trained to perform data collection and handling, with high possibility of
enrolling in a team publishing results in a high ranked scientific journal.
The only requirement is a laptop to conduct the task independently.

Language requirements: 
Fluent English
Specific competences required : 
Good organizational skills
Additional costs to be covered by the student: