GeneMig followed on BioChange and was an inter- and transdisciplinary research project that assessed challenges of migration (i.e. species and their genes) in a changing environment for society and environmental management. The project merged concepts and expertise of two successful CCES projects (ENHANCE, BioChange) and CCES-initiated facilities (Genetic Diversity Centre, field sites).
Based on state-of-the art social sciences methods, genetic analysis, landscape modeling, and field experiments, two scientific goals were and are still being addressed:
(1) identification of the public awareness of risks and challenges related to species migration in a changing environment;
(2) analysis of how natural and unintentional range shifts in common and invasive species and deliberate movement of a commercially interesting species (stocking) affect local populations in a changing environment.
An outreach goal assesses the potential to effectively integrate genetic methods into environmental management. Our part was ecological genomic work on adaptation in trout, using next generation sequencing.