College of Science

Day-long symposium on Seascape Genetics

On November 10th, 2016, Dr. Eric Crandall organized and led a day-long symposium on Seascape Genetics. Seascape genetics is a young field that uses spatial data from remote sensing and oceanographic models as predictors of population genetic patterns. This approach can inform management decisions about where to site Marine Protected Areas and help us to understand how marine species will adapt to climate change. Speakers from CSU Monterey Bay, UC Santa Cruz, Hopkins Marine Station, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and the National Marine Fisheries Service discussed new methodologies and ways to increase collaboration along the US West Coast. The symposium was funded by the UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences.