Category Archives: Latest News

Detecting and solving fraud in snapper markets

MFL was happy to host a visit by Dr Donna Cawthorn from the Mariani MolEcoLab, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, UK. Donna is a Marie-Curie Fellow working on snappers (Lutjanidae), which are the most highly prized and important fisheries resources throughout the warm waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. But […]

Shark mother produces pups with mate then without.

Published today, Christine Dudgeon’s new paper shows that a female Stegastoma fasciatum (leopard, zebra shark) alternated between sexual and asexual reproduction in the Townsville aquarium. In the absence of her mate, genotyping confirmed a batch of pups were not the result of sperm storage and sexual reproduction as expected. Three juvenile sharks were homozygous for maternal alleles […]

Contemporary and retrospective genomic analyses of tiger and white sharks

Thanks to the Brisbane Times for an accurate summary of a new project starting at MFL in Jan 2017 funded by the Australian Research Council. The project will use detailed genomic analyses on living and long-dead tiger and white sharks to provide new information about the spatial and temporal dimensions of populations to inform conservation and […]

PhD scholarship available for shark genetics project

If you are looking for a world-beating PhD project, here it is! Einar Nielsen in Denmark is looking for applicants to work on a collaborative project on the population genetics of Tiger and White sharks. It follows on from a recently published study that Einar led during his 2015 visit to MFL. Download the details […]

Register now for Genetics Training Workshop

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 […]

Genetics training workshop

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.