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Genetics and Genomics to Inform Conservation and Management in Marine and Anadromous Fishes


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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26.03.39.B8368 Seattle, WA 98115


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Krista Marie Nichols 206.302.2470


Genetics and genomic tools are increasingly used to understand how species of conservation concern are uniquely adapted to their environment, and how they are interconnected through space and time. Using genetic loci distributed across the genome can give a broader picture of how evolutionary and ecological processes have shaped extant genetic diversity, and importantly, how populations are inter-related. High throughput ‘omics approaches are used in our lab in ongoing research in the following areas: (1) better understand the genetic basis of adaptive ecological divergence, (2) understand the proximate mechanisms underlying unique physiological and ecological life history traits, and (3) in understanding how organisms have evolved in response to variation in environment over ecological and evolutionary time scales.



McKinney GJ, et al: Ontogenetic changes in embryonic and brain gene expression in progeny from migratory and resident, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Molecular Ecology 24: 1792-1809, 2015

Hale MC, et al: Evaluating adaptive divergence between migratory and nonmigratory ecotypes of a salmonid fish, Oncorhyncus mykiss. Genes/Genomes/Genetics 3: 1273-85, 2013


Genomics; Genetics; Anadromous; Fisheries; Bioinformatics; Migration; Adaptation; Marine;


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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