Our Second symposium on the evolutionary Genomics of Adaptation will take place this summer at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Details coming soon!
The aims of the symposium are to 1.) share advances on genome-to-phenome connections and the genetic basis of adaptive traits, 2.) to use these insights to inform effective conservation and resource management strategies, and 3.) explore the ethical difficulties surrounding the use of emerging biotechnologies in conservation biology. As a result, the symposium will be interdisciplinary, involving evolutionary geneticists, ecologists, conservation biologists, and resource managers, as well as ethicists and social scientists. In addition to a full scientific program, the symposium will also feature a half-day interdisciplinary panel discussion and workshop on the ethics of genomic interventions for solving conservation challenges. This workshop will led by ethicists and philosophers with biologists serving as advisors on “what is possible”.
Organizers: Kristi Montooth (University of Nebraska), Colin Meiklejohn (University of Nebraska), Jay Storz (University of Nebraska), Zac Cheviron (University of Montana), Lila Fishman (University of Montana), Jeff Good (University of Montana), and Scott Mills (University of Montana).