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A conference abroad: Global Invertebrates Genomics Alliance (GIGA) V meeting in Cartegena, Colombia

About the author Dylan Comb is a fisheries research associate at Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) where he currently works on a population genetics study on Jonah crab as well as on a project using environmental DNA to assess biodiversity in tandem with traditional state fisheries surveys. His background is in ecology and field biology, […]


Conference catch-up: Memories of Mexico – Agavoideae Conference and Genotyping By Sequencing Workshop

About the blog author: Dr Christopher (Chris) Irwin Smith is an evolutionary ecologist, a Professor of Biology at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and current AGA council member. His research focuses on the pollination biology of yuccas and combines traditional field ecology with molecular genetics and genomics. Chris was a 2022 Fulbright Garcia Robles US […]


AGA Special Event Award: XV ReGeneC workshop in Patagonia Subantarctic, the southernmost workshop sponsored by the AGA

About the Blog Author ReGeneC, La Red Latinoamericana de Genética para la Conservación (or in English, The Latin American Conservation Genetics Network), was born in 2004 with a main goal: to advance the science and practice of conservation genetics in a region facing enormous conservation challenges and yet insufficient capacity in any one country to […]


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 […]


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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