Marine organisms live in metapopulations because of connectivity in the ocean. A very common demersal fish, the sand goby, of the Belgian Continental shelf will be studied with high-resolution genetic markers to quantify spatio-temporal variation in population structure. We expect that geographical and oceano- graphic characteristics influence the structure on a large scale while behaviour traits influence small-scale patterns.
belgian continental shelf, dna microsatellites, fish, gene flow, goby, metapopulation, natural selection, pomatoschistus
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