Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 15 March 2021
SEASCAPE GENOMICS : A NEW TOOL TO SUPPORT CORAL REEF MANAGEMENT
The future survival of coral reefs relies on the capability of corals to adapt to stressful environmental conditions. However, this important aspect is often neglected in conservation strategies. During this workshop, the status of the Carribean coral reefs together with current conservation strategies have been presented and discussed. The results of the SABLE project (“A Seascape genomics Approach to improve coral reefs conservation strategies against BLEaching”), supported by the International Reef Initiative (ICRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aiming to characterize the adaptive potential of corals in New Caledonia has been be presented together with the DRAPEAU tool. This workshop gathered scientists, decision-makers, managers, technicians and volunteers around the issue of the sustainability of protected areas. It was attended by nearly 20 people, of which, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, half were present by videoconference.
Dr Malika Trouillefou, Université des Antilles UMR BOREA, Guadeloupe Malika.Trouillefou@univ-antilles.fr