EcoGenomics Researchers Present at the 18th North American Caribou Workshop

EcoGenomics students and postdoctoral fellows presented their recent findings at the North American Caribou Workshop (NACW) earlier this month. The NACW is held every two years and is a central event for sharing Indigenous knowledge, science and lessons learned, reporting on caribou status and discussing approaches to address key challenges to caribou conservation, management and…

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Dr. Micheline Manseau discusses how new genomics methods can inform on caribou demography

Dr. Micheline Manseau, one of the Principal Investigators of the EcoGenomics research program, recently spoke at the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s Caribou Ecology & Recovery Webinar Series on how advances in genomics methods are opening new horizons in caribou monitoring and conservation. Genetic data, most often obtained non-invasively by collecting fecal or hair samples, can…

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EcoGenomics Researchers Employ Network Analyses to Inform Caribou Recovery Efforts

Authors: Samantha McFarlane, Micheline Manseau, Paul Wilson ABSTRACT In social species, reproductive success and rates of dispersal vary among individuals resulting in spatially structured populations. Network analyses of familial relationships may provide insights on how these parameters influence population‐level demographic patterns. These methods, however, have rarely been applied to genetically derived pedigree data from wild…

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