Comprehension and Mitigation of Anthropogenic and Natural Hazards

Life responses to episodic perturbations

Understanding the resilience and adaptation of marine organisms

Episodic and abrupt perturbations may drastically affect marine life and challenge the resilience of ecosystems. Oil spills and heavy metal pollution, harmful algal blooms, massive mortality events or the impact of invasive species suddenly appear in our neighboring ecosystems. Understanding how organisms combine genomic and environmental information to produce phenotypic variation is essential to gauging the effects of perturbations on marine life. Their capacity to respond is crucial to assess and mitigate the consequences of these events.