A new paper from the Laboratory reports on the degree of connectivity in blue marlin populations across the Pacific Ocean using genomic markers (6204 SNP and 17 microsatellite loci) . It provides much-needed new information for the management of this highly migratory and highly sought-after species.
A new analysis from the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory has been published. It compares simulated and empirical genetic data to refute the idea of a single, long-distance migration event for a commerically-important species in Queensland (Mugil cephalus) and demonstrates the feasibility of spatially-realistic ecological-genetic scenario testing.
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“Sweepstakes reproductive success is absent in a New Zealand snapper (Chrysophrus auratus) population protected from fishing despite ‘tiny’ Ne/N ratios elsewhere” is available as early on-line from Molecular Ecology. Here is the link.
Congratulations to MFL senior fellow and ABARES scientist Andy Moore who received $1,072,045 from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) to conduct a National Social and Economic Survey of Recreational Anglers in conjunction with the University of Canberra. The study will commence early 2019 and run for 12 months. The survey will collect information […]
Ever wondered about the effective population size of your favourite species? NeOGen allows you to make a population of many thousands of individuals matching a species with overlapping generations and the life-history characters that you enter. Once you set this up, you can try different sampling schemes (varying numbers of individuals and genetic loci) to […]
Jess Morgan (pictured) led this large collaborative study on the population genetics of pink snapper in eastern Australia. The open access version of the published work can be downloaded from here.
Sam Williams completed his PhD project on black marlin, and graduated from the University of Queensland in December 2018. Read his thesis here. Pictured with Jenny Ovenden (one of his three supervisors).