Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was one of eight researchers involved in an article published in Marine & Freshwater Research, entitled, “Population structure in a wide-ranging coastal teleost (Argyrosomus japonicus, Sciaenidae) reflects marine biogeography across southern Australia“.
In an effort to aid conservation, fisheries management and restocking programs, the researchers embarked upon an assessment of the population structure in marine teleosts. The researchers assessed the genetic population structure of the mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) within Australian waters and between Australia and South Africa.
The study found decomposed-pairwise-regression suitable to be used in the assessment of the population structure of coastal marine species. Obtaining a greater understanding of evolutionary forces in population structure helps inform fisheries and conservation management, to help ensure a sustainable future for the poorly understood mulloway.
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