“Evolutionary effects of ocean acidification”, 2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, 22-27 February 2015, Granada, Spain

The abstract submission deadline is 23:59 U.S. Central Daylight Time on Friday, 10 October 2014.

Ocean acidification (OA) caused by anthropogenic CO2 emission is projected for thousands of years to come, and significant effects are predicted for many marine organisms. While significant evolutionary responses are expected during such persistent environmental change, most studies consider only short term effects. Little is known about the importance of transgenerational effects for the adaptation of affected populations. Parental effects, genetic changes in the offspring, as well as epigenetic transmission are all factors that enable increased adaptation of populations to OA. During the last few years much effort has been put into increasing our understanding of how transgenerational processes may alleviate effects and how this may affects population development during future OA. We aim at bringing together the newest developments in this fast moving field, and therefore encourage contributions from studies on evolutionary effects on anything from genetic diversity and gene expression to the development of entire populations or communities.

You must register and submit your abstract by this time in order to have your abstract considered.

Conference registration is required for abstract submission as well as for application for travel grants. After completing registration, you will be given the opportunity to submit your abstract.

The scientific committee for this meeting has expanded the number of authors that can be submitted per abstract to 10.


Peter Thor , Norwegian Polar Institute

David Fields , Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

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