IUF 20 ans

The effect of anthropogenic (climate and harvesting) on marine resources

Nils Christian Stenseth

Professor at the University of Oslo, Director, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Norway.

In this lec­ture I will show, through exam­ples, how cli­mate change and har­ves­ting (two anthro­po­ge­nic impacts on natu­ral sys­tems) affect marine resour­ces both eco­lo­gi­cally and evo­lu­tio­nary. The focal spe­cies will be the North Atlantic cod in the Barents Sea/Lofoten system off the coast of nor­thern Norway. The repor­ted insights have been deve­lo­ped on the basis of sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­sis of long-term moni­to­ring data. The lec­ture will close with a dis­cus­sion of how the eco­lo­gi­cal and evo­lu­tio­nary effects mutually inte­ract in a feed­back loop.