Department of
Biological Sciences

PhD Student, MSc
Henrik Høiberg Jessen

Evolutionary responses of Atlantic cod to concurrent fisheries and climate stressors

My PhD project aims to assess the rate and direction of evolution in the North East Arctic (NEA) cod stock, when accounting a combination of climate changes and fisheries pressure.

This knowledge will help managers and stakeholders make informed decisions with regard to the sustainable utilization of one of our most pressured natural resources: fish stock. In order to do this I will be using an Individual Based Model (IBM) and forecasting various IPCC climate scenarios, combined with likely fishing intensity and selectivity.

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