We are investigating the paleoecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna by comparing the morphology and biomolecular composition of archaeological, archived and modern fish remains from the last two milennia. This work forms part of the SeaChanges ITN network and the PhD thesis of myself, Adam J. Andrews. The motivation for the work was laid out in our ICES Journal of Marine Science review paper, featured as Editors Choice here.
We studied three eco-evolutionary indicators: 1) Size and growth, 2) diet and habitat use, and 3) demography and adaptation, conducting the work between BiGeA – University of Bologna, CEES – University of Oslo, and BioArCh – University of York.
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Andrews, A.J. et al. 2021. Ancient DNA SNP-Panel data suggests stability in bluefin tuna genetic diversity despite centuries of fluctuating catches in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Scientific Reports.
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