Applying Genetic Principles and Technologies To The Management and Conservation Of Fishery and Aquatic Resources - Part 1

Monday, September 9, 2013: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Pope (Statehouse Convention Center)
Genetic principles are playing an increasingly important role in the research, management and conservation of fishery and aquatic resources.  This growing use of genetics is not surprising given the rapid advances in molecular technologies, affording the ability to evaluate genomic diversity and gene function at the individual, population and species levels.  As the variety of applications and the sophistication of the methodology has grown so has the need for geneticists to provide information to fishery and aquatic resource programs.  Today, many resource management agencies, NGO’s and tribal governments employ geneticists and often fund sophisticated genetics laboratories.  Universities play a critical role in training these professionals and in collaborating on studies.  In addressing the theme of the 143rd meeting of the AFS, “Preparing for the challenges ahead”, this symposium highlights recent and future applications of genetic data in fishery management and the conservation of aquatic populations and species.  The focus will be broad and include aquaculture, fishery management, and conservation.
William S. Grant , Jeff Olsen , Carol A. Stepien and Marlis R. Douglas
Andrew Whiteley
William S. Grant , Carol A. Stepien , Jeff Olsen and Marlis R. Douglas
1:00 PM
Riverscape Genetics of Mountain Sucker in the Intermountain West of North America
Marlis R. Douglas, University of Arkansas; Michael E. Douglas, University of Arkansas

1:20 PM
Identification of Evolutionary Hotspots Based On Genetic Data and Gap Analysis of Hotspots in Protected Lands Encompassed By the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Gregory R. Moyer, US Fish and Wildlife Service; John Robinson, University of Georgia; Jason Duke, USFWS; Matt Snider, USFWS

1:40 PM
Conservation Genetics and Genomics of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Populations: Identification of the Functional Unit of Management
Tim L. King, U.S. Geological Survey; Barbara A. Lubinski, U.S. Geological Survey; Jeb Wofford, National Park Service; Raymond P. Morgan II, UMCES; Jay R. Stauffer Jr., Penn State University

2:00 PM
Genetic Structure of Northeastern US American Shad Populations
Meredith Bartron, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Shannon Julian, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Jeff Kalie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2:20 PM
Genomic Studies of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in U.S .Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean
Jonathan Puritz, Texas A&M University; Christopher Hollenbeck, Texas A&M University; John Gold, Texas A&M University

2:40 PM
Estimating Distant Escapements From Local Fisheries: A Novel Genetic Application for Management Challenges
Sara Gilk-Baumer, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Gene Conservation Laboratory; Danielle Evenson, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries; Ryan J. Briscoe, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries; William D. Templin, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

3:00 PM
Monday PM Break

3:20 PM
Application of Microsatellite Analysis to Identify Barriers to Warmwater Fish Movements in Headwater Streams
Kevin Schanke, Arkansas Tech University; Charles Gagen, Arkansas Tech University; Tsunemi Yamashita, Arkansas Tech University

3:40 PM
Demographic Factors and Male Behavioral Plasticity Affect Male and Female Reproduction Success and Temporal Variation in Effective Breeding Number in Lake Sturgeon
Kim T. Scribner, Michigan State University; Yen Duong, Cantho University; James A. Crossman, B.C. Hydro; P Forsythe, Univ. Wisconsin-Green Bay; Edward A. Baker, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment

4:00 PM
Genetic Monitoring and An Experimental Test of Genetic Rescue in Fragmented Populations of Brook Trout
Andrew R. Whiteley, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Zachary Robinson, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jason A. Coombs, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station; Amanda R. Colton, U.S. Forest Service Fish and Aquatic Ecology Unit; Keith H. Nislow, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station; Mark Hudy, U.S. Geological Survey- Ecosystems Mission Area; Benjamin Letcher, U.S. Geological Survey

4:20 PM
The Effects of Culverts On Brook Trout Genetic Diversity
Darren Wood, West Virginia University; Amy Welsh, West Virginia University

4:40 PM
Title: A Thorny Issue: Adaptive Divergence In The Thornback Ray Raja Clavata
Rachel Ball, University of Aberdeen; Catherine Jones, University of Aberdeen; Leslie Noble, University of Aberdeen

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