About the blog author: Stew Grant has seen both sides of publishing research articles, as a writer and as an editor. He has about 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has had his share of discouraging rejections and major revisions at the behest of critical reviewers. He has also acted as an associate editor for […]
Behind the Science: Bringing a study of genetic adaptation in highland hummingbirds to print
About the Author: Marisa Lim is a bioinformatics training postdoctoral scholar at the University of California at Davis. Her past research has covered a range of topics from conservation genetics and high-elevation adaptation to species identification tool optimization. Read more on her website! She currently thinks about how to improve computational biology training for researchers […]
Behind the science: The value of diversity is not new to conservation biologists: Applying this concept to our scientific community might be.
About the authors: Norah Saarman attended ConGen as a student in 2017 and as an instructor in 2019 while a postdoc at Yale University. She is currently an assistant professor at Utah State University in the Biology Department and Ecology Center. Keep up with Norah’s research. Amanda Ackiss attended ConGen 2019 while […]
Bridge over troubled water: getting across the conservation genetics gap
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 […]
Mind the gap: why is genetics often missing from conservation?
In this series, written specially for the AGA blog, Dr Taylor will be exploring the gap between conservation genetics research and conservation implementation, showcasing some examples of how the gap is being closed for various species and projects, and exploring what it means to be a conservation geneticist in the modern sense (aka, why at […]