Museomics • Epigenetics • Conservation
I use molecular data to investigate how wildlife has responded to historical environmental change. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National Wildlife Collection (CSIRO) where I am developing new techniques to extract molecular information from museum specimens.
- Formalin got you fixed? Our new study paves the way for genomic sequencing of formalin-preserved museum specimens.Formalin-fixed specimens are no longer inaccessible for WGS thanks to our new specimen vetting & sequencing approach.
- New pronghorn paperAt long last, my final paper from my PhD is published. In this analysis of the captive population of endangered Sonoran pronghorn, Melanie Culver and I show that management efforts have maintained genetic diversity and distinction within the recovering population without increasing inbreeding. To read our new study, check our open access paper in Conservation… Read More »New pronghorn paper
- What’s it like to be a Conservation Geneticist?Guest appearance on Avid Research podcast.
- Pint of ScienceThere is no Planet B so we must fight for Planet A!
- Mug of ScienceI caught up with Dr Ruvi Lecamwasam at the Australian National Botanic Gardens to talk about my path to becoming a conversation geneticist, how I played a part in rescuing the Sonoran pronghorn from extinction and what I’m up to at CSIRO’s Australian National Wildlife Collection.