speaker: Prof Daniel Ruzzante
room: Gatty Lecture theatre
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host/contact: Prof Oscar Gaggiotti
Atlantic salmon exhibit an anadromous life history where individuals migrate out to sea where they spend a year or longer before returning to their natal grounds to reproduce. Some individuals, however, mature as parr without going out to sea. In this presentation I will describe evidence of the role played by parr maturation in the maintenance of genetic diversity in Atlantic salmon. I will also describe our efforts to understand how habitat fragmentation and the spatial configuration of populations affect the distribution of genetic diversity in fragmented freshwater systems.