Conservation and evolutionary genomics – new technologies, new questions Event as iCalendar

(Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Biological Sciences, Seminars)

25 September 2017

1 - 2pm

Venue: Building 106, MAC 1

Location: 5 Symonds Street, Auckland

Host: School of Biological Sciences

Cost: Free

Contact info: Dr James Russell

Contact email: j.russell@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Andrew Veale
Dr Andrew Veale, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Dr Andrew Veale completed his PhD at the University of Auckland focussing on the genetic structure of stoat populations.

He now works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago, where he has fallen into the world of ecological genomics, often applying this knowledge to conservation management programmes.

In studies of the ecological genomics of sockeye salmon in Canada, Dr Veale used reduced representation genomic libraries to describe markers linked to ecotype differentiation, then used these markers to assist with reintroduction planning and fisheries management.

He has applied genotyping arrays developed for the biomedical sector to evolutionary questions of the mouse introduction and hybridization in New Zealand. He has also been assessing the genomic bases for wing-reduction in New Zealand alpine stoneflies.

In this talk, Dr Veale will describe the questions that can now been asked using these genomic techniques. He will also share some of the exciting results from these diverse systems.