HYDROGENCONNECT (HYDROdynamic networks, population GENetics and oceanic CONNECTivity)

The HYDROGENCONNECT workshop (HYDROdynamic networks, population GENetics and oceanic CONNECTivity) originated from the need to take a multidisciplinary angle to apprehend the complexity of the ocean and to manage its ecosystems. Different approaches have been used to study the numerous factors influencing marine connectivity (the exchange of individuals among marine populations, primarily due to long-range transport of larvae by ocean currents) and how it affects the spatial distribution of organisms and its dynamics. This project proposes to investigate the interplay between population genetics and larval dispersal as derived from a new methodology which allows unifying those complementary approaches. It will improve the description of marine connectivity and inform a sound management of marine ecosystems, biodiversity and exploitable resources.