Genetics

The genetics and molecular ecology of sub-Arctic and Arctic fishes and other vertebrates is the unifying concept governing teaching and research

The group studies the genetics and genomics of Arctic and sub-Arctic fishes. We have particular interest in elucidating the mechanisms of speciation, adaptations to the environment, and genetic and biological interactions between wild and farmed fishes. How climate change and biological invasions intervene with these mechanisms is also of interest. The group also has strong focus on using Environmental DNA to study interactions between aquaculture species and the environment and for studies of Arctic biodiversity. The group uses genetic and genomic methods (in the broadest sense) in combination with classical approaches within taxonomy, ecology, and physiology in their studies.

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