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After fieldwork tagging fish at Sagres

MOVE

Project Summary

The main objective of MOVE is to improve the conservation and fisheries sustainability of coastal predatory fishes in Europe to increase the resilience of coastal social-ecological systems. To this end, we will identify their movescapes, that is, the different movement signatures of predatory fish across Europe, at both inter and intraspecific levels, and their relationship with functional role, demography and life-history. Next, we will evaluate how this information can be used to increase ecosystem resilience and to understand how ecosystem functioning can be maintained by ‘climate proof’ MPAs that protect this group of fishes.

MOVE

Movescapes, connectivity hotspots and eco-evolutionary dynamics: protecting the functional role of predatory coastal fisheries.

Start and End Date
-
Keywords
marine protected areas
coastal ecology
fisheries
marine evolution
Coordinating Entity
CCMAR
CCMAR Coordinators
Project reference
DivProtect/0009/2021

Funding agencies

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Total Budget
1000000.00 €
CCMAR Budget
79850.00€

Project Activities

MOVE has been specifically built for this BiodivERsA call and mainly addresses theme 1 (Knowledge for identifying priority conservation areas, establishing effective and resilient ecological networks, enhancing species-based protection and preserving genetic diversity). We will combine fish tracking technology across multiple temporal and spatial scales with a novel eco-evolutionary framework for understanding fish movement dynamics inside and across marine protected areas (MPAs).

Funding agencies

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia