The role of the Brazilian partners is to access the marine biodiversity associated with the endemic Brazilian kelp Laminaria abyssalis (the only kelp species inhabiting the Brazilian coast) using environmental DNA, and to compare such marine diversity with adjacent areas where the Brazilian kelp does not occur.
Jean-Christophe Joyeux, Dr.
Anderson Antônio Batista, Dr.
Coordinator (Northern Brazilian Coast)
My interest is closing gaps regarding the genetic diversity associated with the endemic Brazilian Kelp forests (Laminaria abyssalis), to implement effective conservation initiatives in areas where kelps are threatened by anthropic activities.
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The endemic Brazilian deep kelp L. abyssalis is strongly associated with communities dominated by free-living calcareous algae which develop in the form of nodules, called rhodolith beds. These rich ecosystems are in danger of disappearing.
It is super exciting to see our project RESTORESEAS showcased in the new Brazil exhibition at the Natural History Museum Vienna! This exhibition explores 200 years of historical relationships between Brazil and Austria