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Conservation genetics training in a virtual world: a reflection on ConGen 2021

About the blog authors: Annie Guillaume is a PhD candidate working in the Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (LASIG) at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. She is interested in using genomic data to pursue conservation outcomes. During her PhD with Dr Stéphane Joost, she is using species distribution models and landscape genomic […]


Behind the Science: Porifera genomics, the trickiness of an early emerging taxon

  About the blog author: Yvain Desplat graduated with Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University in Florida (August, 2020). His thesis work focused on characterizing gene responses after oil and dispersant exposure in marine sponges (Cinachyrella spp.) to establish the genus Cinachyrella as a bioindicator in the face of environmental challenges. He currently works […]


EECG Epilogue: Gut Reactions in a Wild World

  About the Blog Author: Dr. Claire Couch is a field ecologist and bioinformaticist and is currently a postdoc at Oregon State University. Claire studies commensal and pathogenic microbes in fish and wildlife systems and is interested in linking microbiome variation with host physiology, ecology, and population health.           I had the […]


Behind the Science: Through the Rapids with Chinook Salmon Run-timing Genetics

About the Blog Author: Dr. Tasha Thompson is a conservation geneticist and post-doctoral research associate at Michigan State University in the lab of Dr. Mariah Meek. She works on the genetic and evolutionary basis of adaptive variation in Pacific salmon and applications for conservation. [Note: The following recounts my personal experiences working on salmon run-timing genetics […]


Contextualizing IGE: A Call For Empirical Studies

**This post is a part of the series on the 2020 AGA Presidential Symposium – Genes as Environment: Indirect Genetic Effects on Evolution, Agriculture, & Medicine**     About the Blog Author: The following is a brief commentary on Baud et al. (2022) – Indirect Genetic Effects: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective on Empirical Studies by co-author […]


EECG Extension: Diving into a hijacked brain – effects of parasitism on threespine stickleback behaviour and brain morphology

About the blog author: Murielle Ålund is a researcher interested in how environmental change affects interactions between species, particularly in scenarios where previously separated species suddenly come into contact, leading to new scenarios of interspecific competition, predator-prey, or host-parasite interactions. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala university, Sweden, she studies reproduction, parasitism and long-term interactions between […]


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