M I D A S
Marine Information and Data Acquisition System
Campaign :Dispersion of Clupeidae
Abstract:
Habitat, life history and dispersion of Clupeidae in the Southern Bight of the North Sea The aim of this research is the study of the dynamics of metapopulations of marine Clupeidae in the Southern Bight of the North Sea. These Clupeidae are a major food source of the piscivorous Sterna sandvicensis and Sterna hirundo. Study of the genetic diversity, structure, gene migration, life history and adaptations of these populations will gain insight in the dynamics of metapopulations and the response of species on a changing environment.