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Population and Conservation Genetics of Anadromous and Marine Fishes


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

RO# Location
26.03.39.B6310 Seattle, WA 98115


Name E-mail Phone
Waples, Robin S. 206.860.3254


Sound conservation of living marine resources requires practical application of biological principles to real-world problems. We use a combination of theoretical, analytical, and empirical approaches to adapt and modify population genetic and conservation genetic tools for use with marine and anadromous species. Research interests include molecular genetic and statistical approaches to identifying stock structure in species with high levels of gene flow, analyzing composition of genetic mixtures and admixtures, genetic estimates of effective population size and the effective size-census size ratio, population genetic consequences of different life histories, evaluating genetic and demographic aspects of metapopulation structure, monitoring genetic interactions between hatchery and wild populations, and exploring the genetic basis for variation in life-history traits. Recent research has evaluated the evolutionary responses of natural populations to anthropogenic changes to the ecosystems they inhabit, including climate change.



Waples RS, et al: Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 280: 20131339, 2013

Baskett ML, Waples RS: Conservation Biology 27: 83, 2013


Stock identification; Effective population size; Life history variation; Dispersal; Gene flow; Endangered species;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$58,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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