New Study: Queen Conch Populations are Fragmented

A new study found that Queen conch populations are not mixing across the Caribbean suggesting that there are multiple distinct populations. These findings have implications for management of conch fisheries and suggest that local management of populations may be crucial! Check out a popular news article featuring this work here and a link to the original research article here.

 

Reference:

Truelove et al, Isolation by oceanic distance and spatial genetic structure in an overharvested international fishery, Diversity and Distributions (2017). DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12626

By | 2017-09-20T15:09:53+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Conch, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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Ryann Rossi

My general research interests lie in the ecology of marine coastal ecosystems. I am most interested in the role plant diseases have in shaping the ecology of coastal and estuarine environments. I am currently studying the role of a plant pathogen in a die-off of Red Mangroves in The Bahamas.

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