A Ph-D position is available at the University of Lorraine (Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France) in the Research Unit Animal and Animal Product Functionality (UR AFPA; team Domestication in Inland Aquaculture). The Ph-D student will aim to compare the domestication potential between differentiated conspecific populations in the European perch (Perca fluviatilis). The Ph-D project includes two steps. First, we will develop an integrative approach based on multi-marker phylogeographic analyses along with ecological niche modelling (ENM) to assess likely population-specific features (i.e. delimiting differentiated populations in the wild). Second, we will compare the population-specific domestication potential between differentiated population groups through bioassays on reproductive and growth functions in controlled conditions.
Keywords: Aquaculture, Bioassays, Domestication, Ecological niche modelling, Phylogeography