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Migration ecology of trout in Lake Lucerne

Author Lauren MCINTYRE
Director of thesis Jakob Brodersen
Co-director of thesis Ole Seehausen
Summary of thesis

I am investigating local adaptation, migratory dynamics and diversification in a Swiss stream/ lake trout meta-population. I will study local adaptation to difference types of stream environment, and partial- and differential migration between streams and the lake. This will be linked to niche divergence in the lake between different populations of migratory trout and to patterns of straying and gene-flow between populations.


The proposed study system enables me explore basic mechanisms in local adaptation, evolution of migratory forms and diversification. Findings will contribute to our understanding of lake trout and will exemplify the need for considering genetic and phenotypic diversity in conservation, and management of biodiversity.

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