Registration for the Genetics Training workshop is now open. The course is led by Jenny Ovenden (left, population genetics) and Andy Moore (right, fisheries scientist). Jenny and Andy believe that genetics does not solve any problem unless managers and policy-makers understand the results. The two-day training course will demystify population genetic research for those working with fisheries and threatened, endangered or protected species. The workshop is an initiative of the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory and is supported by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (Canberra) and Centre for Marine Sciences and the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. It will be held in Brisbane at the University of Queensland on 8th and 9th November, 2016. Early bird price applies until 7th October. Download the information brochure here. Any questions? Contact us.
Genetics plays an important role in the responsible management of animal populations, but is a complex field dense with jargon and concepts. At the ASFB-OCS conference in Hobart next week (#ASFBOCS2016), we will be announcing a workshop to aimed at providing simple guidelines for interpreting genetic studies. More information? Click here.
A few weeks ago Jenny Ovenden posted the following query to EvolDir. "Does anyone have a user-friendly way of inputting data into CLUMPP and DISTRUCT? CLUMPP averages results across STRUCTURE simulations once K has been selected, and DISTRUCT produces the STRUCTURE figure.The challenge is that both are command-line programs, and DISTRUCT mac version seems broken (however, I assume PC version is OK). Dent Earl and Bridgett vonHoldt produced an great solution for processing STRUCTURE output. A similar solution for CLUMPP and DISTRUCT would be most welcome. (Earl, D. A., vonHoldt, B. M., 2011. STRUCTURE HARVESTER: a website and program for visualizing STRUCTURE output and implementing the Evanno method. Conservation Genetics Resources 4, 359-361, doi:10.1007/s12686-011-9548-7.)" Many thanks to those who replied. Their responses can be found here: Answers combined Thanks to Brian Golding who has been at the helm of EvolDir for many, many years.
This pamphlet is a jargon-free zone for everyone interested the sustainable exploitation and conservation of marine and freshwater fishes. A download link to the pdf document can be found here.