Australian Institute of Marine Science: Assisted Evolution

Australian Institute of Marine Science
Created: 10/18/2018 -

Abstract

The term 'assisted evolution' (AE) refers to a range of approaches that involve active intervention to accelerate the rate of naturally occurring evolutionary processes. These approaches aim to enhance certain attributes such as temperature tolerance, growth or reproduction.

Our goal is to enhance the resilience of corals to predicted future ocean scenarios of elevated temperature and acidification on the Great Barrier Reef.

AIMS researchers are examining a number of assisted evolution processes:

Keywords

Sector Addressed
Biodiversity
Conservation / Restoration
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Biodiversity
Ocean acidification
Habitat/Biome Type
Marine
Reef
Region
International