2024 AGA Presidential Symposium

Genomic Technologies & the Future of Conservation

October 6-9, 2024 at Granlibakken Tahoe, California

The theme across talks will be to explore DNA and other biotechnologies,
including cloning and de-extinction, for biodiversity conservation. 

See the confirmed speakers to date!

 

AGA Election Results

We would like to welcome Michael Nachman, President Elect, to the AGA Council.

Joining him as new Councilors for 2024 are Melanie Culver, Oliver Ryder, and Chris Funk

 

In Memoriam

Read the freely available article in JHered: 

In Memoriam: Robert K. Wayne, a pioneer of evolutionary genomics for wildlife with an emphasis on endangered species

 
The American Genetic Association has established the Robert K. Wayne Conservation Scholarship and Research Fund to support graduate students whose research directly benefits a threatened species. The first $6000 scholarship was awarded to Kyle Jaynes in 2023.  We welcome donations from members of our community who wish to grow the impact of this Fund in Bob’s honor.

 

Past Presidents' Symposia

 

 

 

 

 

AGA2022, AGA2021, and AGA2020

      Click the links to view the programs and video recordings from these Symposia

Presidents' Symposia Issues in JHered - freely available

AGA2020:  Genes as Environment - President Kimberly Hughes

AGA2019:  Sex and Asex - President Maria Orive

AGA2018:  Origins of Adaptive Radiation - President Rosemary Gillespie

AGA2017:  Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics in the Wild - President Anne Bronikowski

AGA2016:  Local Adaptation - President Lynda Delph

AGA2015:  Chromosome Evolution - President Katie Peichel

AGA2014:  Evolution and Plasticity - President Robin Waples

AGA2013:  Speciation Continuum - President Kerry Shaw

 

                   AGA Mission

The mission of the American Genetic Association is to encourage the study of comparative genetics and genomics, and to promote the application of genetic and genomic methods to the documentation, conservation, and management of organismal diversity.

We are committed to accomplishing this mission together with the most inclusive group of members and contributors possible, unrestricted by race, gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliation, or background. We have worked and will continue to work to broaden participation in this field to reflect the diversity of our broader community. We adamantly oppose any forms of discrimination, and we enthusiastically support the dissemination of peer-reviewed scientific research results to other scientists and the public at large.

Evolutionary, Ecological, or Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Awards 2024

The AGA's EECG Research Awards provide funds to support the final stages of genomic research projects for grad students and postdocs.

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Special Events Awards 2024

The AGA grants awards to its members for support of special events that advance its mission, particularly to enable students to attend the event.

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Did you publish in Journal of Heredity this past year?

The Outstanding Student Paper Award for the best student paper published in AGA's Journal of Heredity includes a cash prize of $2,000.

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GIGA V coming this October 2023

The Fifth Global Invertebrate Genome Alliance meeting will be this fall in beautiful Cartegena, Colombia. Competitive student registration/travel vouchers sponsored by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and the AGA.
Details will be available soon.

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Announcing the 2023 Evolutionary, Ecological, and Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Award Recipients

Six PhD students and four postdocs receive funding.

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2023 Special Events Awards

Two US workshops and one student-led Canadian conference received funding

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2023 Student-Authored Paper Award Outcome

Alison Miller wins award for best student-authored paper in the 2022 volume of Journal of Heredity

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Genetic Diversity in American Trotting Horses

Read the article by Esdaile et al., just out in JHered https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esab070

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New blog post: The Proof is in the Pedigree

Learn about how Oliver Ryder and his team at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance made the incredible discovery of condor parthenogenesis. Research article in the December 2021 issue of Journal of Heredity.

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The 3 domains of conservation genetics

Boldly visualized by Brian Bowen with an Orlog metaphor, wherein the actions of the past and present influence future outcomes. FREE online

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Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source

Read the JHered article for free at https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esz058

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Genetics show that the Florida kingsnake is really 3 species

Read the JHered article by Krysko et al. FOR FREE https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esw086

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Statement of the Council of the American Genetic Association

The mission of the American Genetic Association is to encourage the study of comparative genetics and genomics, and to promote the application of genetic and genomic methods to the documentation, conservation, and management of organismal diversity. We are committed to accomplishing this mission together with the most inclusive group of members and contributors possible, unrestricted by race, gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliation, or background. We have worked and will continue to work to broaden participation in this field to reflect the diversity of our broader community. We adamantly oppose any forms of discrimination, and we enthusiastically support the dissemination of peer-reviewed scientific research results to other scientists and the public at large. If any of our members have ideas they would like to share on how we can further achieve this mission, without the influence of politics, we welcome them to do so by contacting your representatives in our society-- the officers and council members: http://www.theaga.org/council.htm

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About the Journal

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Issue 114-6 now online!

Check out this month's Editor's Choice by Sremba and others

Diversity of mitochondrial DNA in 3 species of great whales before and after modern whaling

AND!  See Dr. Sremba's Behind the Science blog post on whales! 

Workshops & Meetings

 

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AGA Member Benefits

  • Free Journal of Heredity access and discounted Open Access
  • Eligibility for awards
  • Discounted symposium registration and access to presentation videos
  • AGA Newsletter
  • Supporting a society that supports your community

 

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Any questions?  Contact the Managing Editor at theaga@theaga.org.

 

Read the AGA Council's statements on diversity - see About the AGA.