2022 AGA Presidential Symposium

The 2022 AGA Presidential Symposium will take place July 25-28, 2022 at beautiful IslandWood campus on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington (with virtual options for speakers and attendees). The Symposium will include the Key Lecture plus two days of invited talks, panels, and poster sessions on topics spanning the field of genetic conflict and selfish evolution.

AGA Symposia are small meetings that provide excellent opportunities for cross-stage interaction, and the American Genetics Association is committed to supporting early-stage attendees.

Registration now open!



Sheela Turbek awarded the Journal of Heredity Outstanding Student Authored Paper Award

For her article,

“Variable Signatures of Selection Despite Conserved Recombination Landscapes Early in Speciation”


8 PhD Students and 4 postdocs receive funding in the 2022 EECG Award round

Watch for upcoming  EECG Embarkations -- Posts from the awardees about their research and interests, available on the AGA Blog.


Outcome of the 2022 Special Events Award Round

The American Genetic Association grants awards each year to its members for support of special events that advance the mission of AGA, particularly to support students to attend the event.

These awards are open to all members of the American Genetic Association.


Past Presidents' Symposia

 AGA2021 was a highly successful hybrid meeting!


All AGA members can now view video recordings from the live Symposium through the member account portal.


AGA2020 Symposium

Videos of all talks and discussions are available for AGA members

  and read the Proceedings Synopsis and Contextualizing IGE by Sarah McPeek and Symposium Snippets by assorted attendees on the AGA Blog

JHered issue now online and freely available


Presidents' Symposia Issues in JHered

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

About the Journal

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Issue 113-2 now online!

Read the Editor's Choice invited review,

Implications of Large-Effect Loci for Conservation: A Review and Case Study with Pacific Salmon
Waples et al.

Freely available


Graphical Abstracts

Journal of Heredity is pleased to now offer multimedia graphical abstracts. Include one with your submission!


Note to AuthorsJournal of Heredity has


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  • Discounted open access for AGA members

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