Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Field trip (sep 2008) - photos

As promised, here are pictures from Morocco. Most of pictures are by Johannes and some from Aleš's trip from 2006. Saša's camera was stolen somewhere on the way back home.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Field trip (sep 2008)

BTRG went to Morocco trying to get more brown trout samples for genetic analysis being performed in co-operation with Mohamed Ghamizi and Said Janjani, both from University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, and Patrick Berrebi. Aleš, Saša and Johannes crisscrossed the country searching mainly for brown trout from the Mediterranean drainage.

Brown trout of Atlantic lineage was recently found in Sicily, therefore populations in North Africa might represent a link to populations of Atlantic lineage in Spain. Preliminary genetic analysis of Moroccan brown trout confirmed that at least those from the Atlantic drainage appear to be closely related to brown trout from Iberian Peninsula. Previously, Bo Delling has studied Moroccan brown trout from morphological perspective, now, we intend to analyse them also from the genetic perspective.

Picture gallery will be uploaded in the next few days.

Field trip

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Workshop in La Fouly

Andrej participated in a workshop "Managing adaptive genetic variation in conservation biology" organized by the University of Lausanne in La Fouly, Switzerland, between 3-6 September 2008. Invited speakers and participants presented theoretical and practical examples of how to detect and manage traits that are under selection in a specific local environment. Andrej presented his work in progress "Establishing a brood stock of least introgressed native brown trout from admixed populations".

Some pictures from the workshop can be found here.