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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

  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 […]

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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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Living Rainbows: Exploring the Genetics of Coloration in Birds

  About the Blog Author: Brinkley Thornton is a current accelerated bachelor’s to master’s student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and will become a full time masters student in the Summer of 2022. She currently works in the Krueger-Hadfield Evolutionary Ecology Lab. Her research interests include population genetics and plant ecology and evolutionary biology. […]

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Symposium Snippets: Ms. Mason Goes to Snowbird: An Undergraduate’s First Symposium

    About the Blog Author: Noelle Mason is an undergraduate at Colorado State University studying biology and conservation. She works with Dr. Kristen Ruegg’s lab researching relative telomere length in migratory yellow warblers. Noelle can be found on Twitter and Instagram.       The American Genetics Association President’s Symposium this year focused on Conservation […]

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A ‘Cen-sational’ Post

  About the Blog Author: Stacy Krueger-Hadfield is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her lab investigates the evolutionary ecology of sex. Lab members can be found in the sea, in streams, or in the snow. When she’s not out in the field or pinning algae […]

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