ROOM: RSCC, F6
The goal of this workshop is for participants to recognize when genetics can be useful in answering questions that may be difficult to address using field techniques, and to be able to interpret genetic data in a management context. Basic concepts in population genetics will be reviewed, focusing on their direct application to fish and wildlife management. Several hands-on activities will be conducted, including case studies incorporating genetic data into management decisions. Through the workshop, participants will have an understanding of both the benefit and limitations of genetic data. This workshop is geared towards individuals who need to understand and evaluate genetic information but may not be the ones to collect or analyze it.
Organizers: Stephanie Coster, Amy Welsh