In collaboration with fellow scientists, I work on the molecular ecology of terrestrial, freshwater and marine species. The focus of this research is to understand how (meta-)populations are structured in nature and unravel the underlying evolutionary and/or ecological processes, and environmental variables governing population genetic structure. The focal species are fish, sharks, lynx and bears.
This research is within
the context of genetic monitoring, conservation and management of natural
populations in the face of ongoing anthropogenic and climatic pressures. I also
find that the genetic information that can be obtained here lend itself to
downstream application in breeding programs with regard to ideal locals for sourcing
and maximizing genetic diversity of broodstock, and identifying episodes of
interbreeding between cultured and wild populations.