Author Archives: Jenny Ovenden

MFL project tiger expanded to encompass white sharks

Project tiger has been upgraded! Collaborative research on historical collections of jaws in 2015 was the basis for the scaling up of the project to include new species (white sharks). The project is now an international collaboration of Australian and Danish population genomics and elasmobranch experts. It is funded by research councils from those nations. […]

New eDNA publication on skates in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania (Australia)

The Maugean skate (Zearaja maugeana) has the most restricted distribution of any species of fish in Australian waters. Its only found in one or two inlets on the remote western coastline of Tasmania in southern Australia. PhD student Kay Weltz has determined that its presence can be detected from DNA in water samples, which means […]

Welcome to new PhD student Dani Davenport

Hi my name is Danielle Davenport and I am from Gippsland in country Victoria, Australia. I have recently joined the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory (MFL) as a new PhD student under the supervision of Jennifer Ovenden. Prior to joining the MFL, I completed my undergraduate studies in the marine environment at the University of Tasmania and worked for […]

New paper shows pups from same shark mother can have many fathers

Madeline Green (PhD student) is the lead author on a study showing that litters of shark pups can have many fathers. The study compared litters from Scalloped Hammerhead and Grey Reef sharks and found it was more common with Hammerheads. Read more here or look it up Green, M. E., Appleyard, S. A., White, W. T., Tracey, S. […]

PhD student Sam Williams wins international travel award

PhD student Sam Williams will be supported by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation to attend an international conference and study tour in Canada. The award is for young future leaders in the Australian recreational fishing community. The bursary includes attendance to the World Recreational Fishing Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and a study tour following the conference. Topics to […]

Robin Waples visit to MFL

During Robin’s visit next week, you are all welcome come to his seminar. He is speaking at 12 noon on 11th April (Tues) in Building 68, Room 214, UQ St Lucia Campus. The title is “Estimates of Effective Population Size in the Genomics Era”. Robin has considerable reputation in the field of theoretical population genetics as applied […]

Louis Bernatchez Seminars – Friday 10th March 2017

Come along to one or both of Louis’ seminars on Friday, 10th March 2017. Speaker: Louis Bernatchez (2016 Molecular Ecology Prize recipient),  Institut de Biologie Intégrative et des Systèmes (IBIS), Université Laval, Québec, Canada When: 10:30am Title: Population genomics for conservation and management of aquatic resources: have the promises been fulfilled? Location:  Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road , Dutton […]