6432 Biodiversity in the Global Ocean: Quantifying Marine Genetic Resources

Friday, February 17, 2012: 4:00 PM
Room 201 (VCC West Building)
Eric Karsenti , European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
The oceans, which represent one of the largest reservoirs of largely unknown biodiversity on Earth, are under increasing threat from climate change and pollution. TARA Oceans is a 3-year around-the-world expedition to evaluate ocean ecosystems, and quantify their biodiversity. The development of policies for equitable and fair sharing of marine genetic resources requires an inventory of the distribution of extant genetic diversity.
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