CE02 - Terre vivante

Mytilus mussels and their Environment: a phenotypic and genomic Exploration through Time – MEET

Submission summary

MEET, “Mytilus mussels and their Environment: a phenotypic and genomic Exploration through Time”, is a multi-disciplinary project aiming at better understanding the responses of coastal populations to environmental shifts. This will be achieved by tracking morphological and genomic changes in wild Mytilus mussels through time and across environmental gradients. This novel approach will combine 2D/3D-morphometric, ancient DNA, stable isotope and trace element analyses of a unique collection of shells from the Baltic Sea and Greenland dated to the last 9,000 years. MEET provides a unique opportunity to characterise, at high-resolution, the interplay between the different biological responses of mussels to environmental changes, their speed and magnitude, while controlling for their confounding effects. The objectives of MEET are relevant to the growing societal concern over on-going global environmental changes and their damaging consequences on biodiversity.

Project coordination

Clio Der Sarkissian (ANTHROPOLOGIE MOLECULAIRE ET IMAGERIE DE SYNTHESE)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

AMIS ANTHROPOLOGIE MOLECULAIRE ET IMAGERIE DE SYNTHESE

Help of the ANR 378,573 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: March 2021 - 48 Months

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