Robin Waples awarded the 2018 Molecular Ecology Prize

The 2018 Molecular Ecology prize has been awarded to Robin Waples for his work on conservation biology and management, particularly as the leading expert on approaches for using molecular markers to estimate and understand effective population size in natural populations, including subdivided and continuously distributed populations, and use of time series analyses. His studies of populations with overlapping generations have illuminated the evolution of life-history changes in species that are harvested by humans, and made important contributions to understanding fisheries populations. By adapting population genetic models to real-life situations, including structured populations with gene flow, and developing statistically rigorous analyses, his contributions have significantly advanced both conservation and evolutionary ecology.

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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