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Discussion topics

Harves induced evolution

 1. Measures that can protect from harvest induced evolution:
- size regulation and other selective measures
- protected areas/populations 

2. How to investigate molecular mechanisms behind harvest induced evolution

3. Other traits beside growth and maturation, eg behaviour and cognition

4. Can harvest induced evolution be positive, allowing individuals to reproduce in the face of selectiv harvesting

5. Other marine species besides fish

Recommended reading:
Pelletier et al. Can phenotypic rescue from harvest refuges buffer wild sheep from selective hunting? Ecology and Evolution 2014 4(17): 3375–3382

Uusi-Heikkilä et al. The evolutionary legacy of size-selective harvesting extends from genes to populations. Evolutionary Applications (2015) doi:10.1111/eva.12268

Colonization genetics / invasive species

Breeding to support stock production

1. Identify species that might need support, and why?

2. How to support each species best?

3. How to monitor and evaluate the impact?

4. Pros and cons of ”breeding to support”!

(key words to keep in mind: life cycle, habitat preference, tolerance, marking, selection)

Biotechnological applications

For your favorite IMAGO species (or some other species) please address the following topics:

1. Marine drugs
Marine drugs, how do we find them? Are there reasons to believe that “your organism” would contain metabolites that could be unique? How could this be experimentally tested? How could the genome be used?

2. New biomaterials
New biomaterials, how to go from idea to product? Any specific feature of “your organism” that could potentially be used in some application? What could be the applications? Are there already known examples of this?

3. Novel enzymes
Marine organisms as an untapped source of enzymes, how do we find them? How do we proceed?

4. Other applications
Some other applications, e.g. biomedical research or antifouling, where “your organism” could contribute as a valuable system?



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