Studying patterns of gene retention and loss in largely diploidized and non-diploidized sturgeon species.
Using RADseq to develop a panel of diagnostic SNPs that identifies Delta Smelt, Longfin Smelt, Wakasagi, and their hybrid progeny
What critical knowledge gaps must be filled before we can consider moving forward with population reinforcement of the wild Delta Smelt population using hatchery-reared fish? We are crafting a detailed experimental plan to address this question.
Re-evaluating population structure of this native species now that new populations have been discovered and using the data to develop a captive breeding program.
Using SNPs to study genetic diversity, population genetics, and inbreeding in a tiny plant that until recently, was thought to be extinct.
Developing a genetic marker that will allow us to identify beetle subspecies from their poop
How do highways affect the movements and gene flow of terrestrial mesopredators?
What factors are causing an additional genome duplication in ~10% of white sturgeon produced at conservation or commercial aquaculture facilities? What is the individual performance and fitness of spontaneous autopolyploids and their offspring?
Exploring the molecular mechanisms contributing to disease resistance and monitoring the recruitment success of introduced resistant hybrids in Colorado's pathogen-infected rivers.
Genetic monitoring of a native trout restoration project in Silver King Creek, California
Genetic management of the refuge population threatened Delta Smelt at the FCCL in Byron, California
Are white sturgeon conservation aquaculture programs conserving adequate levels of genetic diversity and ensuring a high Ne for population persistence?
Quantification of introgression level with rainbow trout through the use of SNPs and microsatellite markers