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EECG Embarkation: The ghost of oysters past – museomics of an extinct oyster population and the search for survivors

**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 […]

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Behind the Science: Lessons from lamprey

About the blog author: Allison K. Miller is a conservation biologist and PhD candidate in the Gemmell Lab at the University of Otago doing research on lamprey genetics in the Southern Hemisphere. She studied coral reef ecology at the University of Guam where her master’s thesis research focused on holothuroid (sea cucumber) phylogenetics. She then worked […]

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Conference catch-up: Online genomics meetings in late 2021 by Biodiversity Genomics and GIGA

About the blog author: Dr. Jose (Joe) Lopez is a molecular biologist, professor at Nova Southeastern University and current AGA council member.  He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers encompassing the molecular genetics of marine organisms (sponges, corals, bryozoans), gene expression, marine microbiology and metagenomics, symbiosis, molecular evolution and the organization of organismal relationships via systematics/phylogenetics […]

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EECG Epilogue: Characterizing and linking variation in admixture and secondary chemistry across a juniper hybrid zone and Sierra Nevada – Great Basin Desert ecotone

**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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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