Mitochondrial haplotypes of global populations of the ascidian Ciona robusta

The anthropogenic mechanisms and routes by which marine species are carried between remote biogeographic regions have been studied.

This has involved a combination of i) population-genetic approaches to infer population histories and ii) repeated monitoring of sites to document actual arrivals, range extensions and changes in genetic diversity. A particular focus has been on ascidians and bryozoans.

Funding: EU FP6, EU Interreg IVA, Defra, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Bromley Trust, Natural England, AXA Research Fund.

Funding: EU FP6, EU Interreg IVA, Defra, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Bromley Trust, Natural England, AXA Research Fund.