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The focus of the research in our laboratory is conserving genetic diversity in wild and captive populations of fish and wildlife. We view genetics as an important tool in the conservation biology toolbox, providing managers and biologists with answers that help guide management decisions. In order to make our research directly applicable to on-the-ground conservation, we are working closely with agencies to identify critical research needs for native species and to translate our results into management actions. As new technologies become available to conservation geneticists, we are beginning to apply genomic approaches to better understand biodiversity.
M.S. student Darren Wood scheduled to present at Wild Trout Symposium
But unfortunately the government shutdown results in cancellation of the symposium. Darren was going to present a poster of his research on the effects of culverts on brook trout genetic diversity. The conference was being held at Yellowstone National Park. Due to the government shutdown and the inability to identify an alternate location nearby, the symposium had to be canceled at the last minute. Fortunately, Darren still got to see some great sights!
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