From molecular genetics to meta-analysis: understanding how conservation management impacts threatened species

Catherine Grueber’s work reveals how evolutionary and population processes affect individual- and population-level genetic diversity of small populations.

In doing so, she aims to develop new techniques for measuring and mitigating loss of diversity in conservation.

Catherine’s technical strengths lie in molecular population genetics, understanding the evolutionary consequences of genetic diversity loss (such as impacts of captive breeding, inbreeding depression, genetic rescue, and evolution of immune-gene diversity), and modelling approaches to hypothesis testing in evolutionary genetics.

Institute for Applied Ecology Seminar Series

Date & time

11.30am–12.30pm 14 September 2018


UC Theatrette, 1A21 (next to Mizzuna Cafe), University of Canberra


Catherine Grueber, University of Sydney & San Diego Zoo Global


 Liz Drummond

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