Leona Johanna Michèle MilecNord University | HIBO · Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture - Genomics division
Leona Johanna Michèle Milec
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Citations since 2017
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I'm a PhD fellow at Nord University, working on the population genomics of freshwater sardines in Central African lakes in the context of sustainable fisheries management. I am analysing whole genome data of Limnothrissa miodon and Stolothrissa tanganicae in a number of different contexts; comparative evolution, stock management and stakeholder involvement, and introduction/invasion biology.
Despite their important ecological role, questions remain on mechanisms structuring parasite assemblages. We present a simple and endemic host-parasite system of clupeid fishes and monogenean parasites (Kapentagyrus, Dactylogyridae) with contrasting levels of host-specificity from Lake Tanganyika as a model to study parasite distribution patterns a...
Background The hydrogeological history of Lake Tanganyika paints a complex image of several colonization and adaptive radiation events. The initial basin was formed around 9–12 million years ago (MYA) from the predecessor of the Malagarasi–Congo River and only 5–6 MYA, its sub-basins fused to produce the clear, deep waters of today. Next to the wel...
Background The hydro-geological history of Lake Tanganyika paints a complex image of several colonization and adaptive radiation events. The initial basin was formed around 9-12 million years ago (MYA) from the predecessor of the Malagarasi–Congo River and only 5-6 MYA, its sub-basins fused to produce the clear, deep waters of today. Next to the we...
Knowledge on the reproductive biology of the endemic clupeids Limnothrissa miodon and Stolothrissa tanganicae, two main target species of the pelagic fisheries of Lake Tanganyika, is constrained by fragmented monitoring activities. Here, we investigate the nursing areas of L. miodon, the timing of reproductive activities of littoral and pelagic L....
Coastal ecosystems worldwide are facing intense and diverse pressures caused by anthropogenic climate change, which compromises physiological tolerance of organisms, as well as causes shifts in their biotic interactions. Within-species genetic variation plays an important role in persistence of populations under such changes by providing building b...
The fisheries of Lake Tanganyika play an important role in food security in Central and Eastern Africa. Conservation of these valuable fish stocks will benefit from documenting the ideas, opinions and observations of stakeholders. Knowledge of the perceptions and an understanding of the concerns and struggles of stakeholders of these fisheries can...
Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, is the oldest and deepest African Great Lake and harbours one of the most diverse fish assemblages on earth. Two clupeid fishes, Limnothrissa miodon and Stolothrissa tanganicae, constitute a major part of the total fish catch, making them indispensable for local food security. Parasites have been proposed as indicators...