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    About the Blog Author: Dr. Lila Fishman is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana-Missoula. Her research focuses on understanding natural plant variation through the lens of evolutionary genetics and genomics, mostly using monkeyflowers as a model system. Follow her research on adaptation, speciation, and selfish evolution (and related activities) via […]


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

**The AGA grants EECG Research Awards each year to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication. EECG awardees also get the opportunity to hone their science communication and write posts over their […]


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 […]


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