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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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EECG Extension: Diving into a hijacked brain – effects of parasitism on threespine stickleback behaviour and brain morphology

About the blog author: Murielle Ålund is a researcher interested in how environmental change affects interactions between species, particularly in scenarios where previously separated species suddenly come into contact, leading to new scenarios of interspecific competition, predator-prey, or host-parasite interactions. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala university, Sweden, she studies reproduction, parasitism and long-term interactions between […]

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EECG Epilogue: Schistocephalus solidus as a puppet master – Can this parasite manipulate the behavior of its threespine stickleback host?

About the Blog Author: Chloé Berger is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of integrative and systems biology at Laval University, Québec Canada. She is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying biodiversity and adaptations of organisms in their environments. During her PhD with Nadia Aubin-Horth, she worked on host behavior manipulation and used molecular/functional approaches […]

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Using genetics to conserve life history strategies in California steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

About the author: Dr. Alexandra DeCandia is a postdoctoral fellow at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Her research applies diverse molecular techniques to wildlife conservation and disease management of North American mammals. Alexandra received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2020 and her B.A. from Columbia University in 2015. For her career, she […]

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Habitat Fragmentation of the Catfish Hemibagrus spilopterus: Dammed If We Do

About the author: Rose Ferguson wrote this post as part of Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield‘s Principles of Scientific Investigation course. She is currently a dual Bachelor’s and Master’s student through the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program at UAB. She is planning on conducting research in Dr. Dustin Kemp’s lab beginning spring of 2021. With COVID-19 safety […]

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