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Two Days and a Quarter of a Century – the inspiration for the 2019 AGA President’s Symposium

  About the author: Dr. Maria E. Orive received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Professor and Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. While at KU, she spent one year as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Dr. Orive’s research in […]

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Genomic Perspectives in Comparative Physiology of Mollusks: Integration across Disciplines

About the author: Dr. Omera Matoo (she/her/hers) is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE. Her research uses evolutionary genetics and ecophysiology to understand how organisms, from both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, maintain energetic fitness under stress. She earned her PhD in Biology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2013, where […]

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Using genetics to conserve life history strategies in California steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

About the author: Dr. Alexandra DeCandia is a postdoctoral fellow at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Her research applies diverse molecular techniques to wildlife conservation and disease management of North American mammals. Alexandra received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2020 and her B.A. from Columbia University in 2015. For her career, she […]

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Marching beetles – dispersal and epistasis

  About the author: FRANK STEARNS is an Adjunct Professor teaching Genetics and a writing course on Science Communication. He is interested in adaptation and speciation genetics and in the history of biology. He recently finished a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University and he runs a Facebook page (Darwin’s Bulldog) that shares evolution news.     […]

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Presidential symposium contributors speak on the present and future of Indirect Genetic Effects

  About the author: Sarah McPeek is a PhD candidate with Dr. Butch Brodie at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Her research focuses on the evolution of behavioral interactions among nectar-producing woodland wildflowers and nectar-foraging beetles at Mountain Lake Biological Station. She previously earned her bachelor of the arts at Kenyon College in […]

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Bridging the conservation genetics gap to save Britain’s last wild-living felid

About the author: Dr Helen Taylor is a conservation geneticist who studied for her PhD in New Zealand, working on inbreeding in little spotted kiwi. She went on to undertake postdoctoral research on inbreeding and male fertility in passerines and, at that point, became interested in the integration of genetics into conservation management. After eight years […]

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Quest for the wing-dimorphism locus in carabids

  About the author: Zoë De Corte (she/her/they/them) has a strong passion for evolution, genomics and bioinformatics. They are a PhD candidate in the lab of Prof. Frederik Hendrickx (University of Ghent & Royal Natural history Museum, Brussels, Belgium) and Prof. Jennifer Brisson (University of Rochester, NY, US). In 2019-2020 they obtained a Fulbright grant and […]

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