The juvenile fish fauna of a Kenyan mangrove forest: exploring new tools to understand growth and condition.

  The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas:
1) Describing the metazoan parasite fauna of the mangrove fish community and exploring whether parasites can be used to understand fish movement and habitat choice.
2) Testing new molecular approaches using DNA:RNA ratios to infer growth rates of selected species

  • Start Date:

    1 August 2016

  • End Date:

    31 December 2019

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    ENU Development Trust

  • Value:

    £8300

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