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Latin American Conservation Genetics

Guest Editors:

Kathryn M Rodríguez-Clark, Centro de Ecología, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) and

Antonio Solé-Cava, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

  

            This special issue of Journal of Heredity highlights a decade of efforts by La Red de Genética para la Conservación (ReGeneC, or in English, The Conservation Genetics Network) to advance conservation genetics in Latin America, culminating in a conference in Caracas, Venezuela, in May 2014.


 

 

 

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2015 Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics (EECG) Awards

7 grad students and postdocs have received awards to help them complete genomics projects

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2014 Special Events Awardees

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Finding the 'conservación' in conservation genetics

Read the Special Issue now! Freely available at http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/106/S1.toc

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Rare white whale sighted

For the first time, The Australian white whale Migaloo has been seen in NZ waters. Migaloo has a tyrosinase gene mutation, as described in Journal of Heredity here: http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/103/1/130.short
This article is freely available to read and download.

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Southeast Alaska wolves — Subspecies or not?

Further debate from experts on wolves in Southeastern Alaska and Mexico. TODAY in Journal of Heredity

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Penguins come together

Why are previously isolated little blue penguin colonies now mixing it up?

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Editor's Choice Free Access

In this issue: Problems and Cautions With Sequence Mismatch Analysis and Bayesian Skyline Plots to Infer Historical Demography. Invited Review from Stewart Grant. Coupling population history with climate change is essential for constructing evolutionary and biogeographic scenarios that illuminate the mechanisms shaping species’ diversity.

But molecular clocks calibrated with phylogenetic divergences can overestimate the timings of population-level events. Overestimates disconnect historical population reconstructions from climatic history and confound our understanding of the factors influencing genetic variability.

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How many types of tigers are there?

The newly published article by international authors including our Review Editor, Steve O'Brien, is freely available to read and download from Journal of Heredity.

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New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!

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