Bjorn Erickson

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PhD candidate
Graduate Group in Ecology

(530) 752-6351

2403 Meyer Hall, UC Davis

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

I am interested in using genetic techniques to inform the conservation and management of imperiled species.

Research Projects

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.