Graduate Group in Ecology
2403 Meyer Hall, UC Davis
I am interested in using genetic techniques to inform the conservation and management of imperiled species.
I am working on genetic methods to detect introgression in the Kern River rainbow trout, an endemic subspecies of rainbow trout that has been negatively affected by the stocking of non-native fish. I am using both SNPs and microsatellites to measure introgression, and characterize the remaining populations of native fish. This information is essential for both management of extant wild stocks, and to guide the development and utilization of native broodstock for use in hatchery production.