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C3.1 | ESTIMATING THE EXTENT OF GENETIC BIODIVERSITY LOSSES UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE

Project leader:
Dr. Carsten Nowak

In this project we aim to quantify changes in genetic biodiversity under currently predicted Climate Change scenarios. In particular, we are interested in the extent of losses of regional genetic variation, such as independent evolutionary lineages (ESUs). For this aim, phylogeographic datasets of different taxa (such as montane plants and aquatic insects) and distribution types will be analyzed. Our ultimate goal is the identification of superordinate patterns in the distribution of genetic diversity and its potential loss under Climate Change. Te research focuses mainly on Europe.

Team

Dr. Steffen Pauls, Researcher
Anna Liebrich, Ph.D. student

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