Genetics and Evolution

We are using genetic and genomic markers to provide insight into the spatial and temporal genetic patterns of seagrasses, a group of flowering marine plants which can reproduce clonally and sexually, with some extremely long-lived species. The combination of genetic and ecological research increases our understanding of historical and contemporary patterns and processes.  

Saving seagrass from climate change

This project aims to test whether seagrass ecosystems can be safe guarded from climate change by enhancing genetic connectivity in range edge populations using novel genetic rescue techniques.

Project details

Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events

How do temperate marine plants respond to the effects of synergistic stressors from extreme climate events combined with climate change?

Posidonia seeds float for less than a week

How effective is seed dispersal in maintaining genetic connectivity among seagrass meadows?

Genetic diversity within and among seagrass meadows

How many plants are there in a seagrass meadow, and what are the implications for developing genetic based guidelines for seagrass restoration?