Category Archives: Latest News

New version of NeEstimator coming soon

Nice way to start the day! reports that our paper citing the popular downloadable software NeEstimator has been cited 300 times. Watch out of a new version of NeEstimator soon, which will be enabled for SNP data analyses and other improvements such as the implementation of a new method for estimating confidence intervals. Jones […]

Welcome to Greg Maes

Christine Dudgeon (right), Jenny Ovenden (centre) are pleased to host a visit by Dr Gregory Maes (KU Leuven – JCU). Greg gave an interesting seminar yesterday “Application of genomic tools to inform conservation and management of the Galapagos shark  (Carcharhinus galapagensis)”, which stimulated lots of discussion about genomics and genetics of elasmobranch species from Australia and […]

Donate now to the work of the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory at the University of Queensland

Are you inspired by the work of MFL PhD students on species such as manta-rays, white sharks or marlin? If you would like to support their work (or the work of the Laboratory in general), you can make a donation here. A donation of $50 will genotype two individuals. A donation of $500 will support the […]

New publication on genetic analyses of tiger sharks in the Indo-Pacific region

Bonnie’s latest genetic study suggests that tiger sharks in the Indo-pacific move and interbreed within the region. The study shows that nations in the region need to cooperate to jointly manage and conserve this shared population. Photo: Jenny Ovenden (left) and Bonnie Holmes (right). Holmes, B., Williams, S., Otway, N., Nielsen, E. E., Maher, S., Bennett, M. & […]

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 […]