Conservation genetics-genomics is a burgeoning field due to its rapid evolution and recent advancements of ‘omics’ technologies.” The use of next generation sequencing methods is changing not only what we can ask but how we ask it. This symposium highlights the cutting edge of genetics-genomics research in fisheries and aquatic sciences by profiling the current research of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These researchers, who represent the next generation of evolutionary and conservation scientists, are using next-generation sequencing not only to answer questions, but also lead the field in new directions.

Supported by:

  • American Fisheries Society Genetics Section
  • Student and Early Career Professionals Subsection


  • Mary Peacock, University of Nevada Reno, [email protected]
  • Alana Luzzio, University of California, Davis
  • Guilherme Caeiro Dias, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico