2001 Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics

The future of genetic research in conservation biology will connect genetics with broader issues of ecology, biodiversity, human history, landscape changes, and species recovery. We will need to consider the benefits, risks, and limitations of emerging technologies, such as cloning and genetic engineering, to accurately manage populations and ecosystems.

This international gathering brought biologists, ecologists, geneticists, conservation resource managers, and students together to discuss the expanding role of molecular technology as current and proposed conservation management strategies are evaluated. Presenters explored the increasing importance of genetics research to the conservation of biology.

Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics was sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society.  Support for the symposium was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Johnson.  Support for the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation is provided by the Starr Fund for Biodiversity and Conservation and by other generous foundations, corporations, and individuals.   

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