Building strong relationships between conservation genetics and primary industry leads to mutually beneficial genomic advances. (2016)
AuthorsGalla SJ, Buckley TR, Elshire R, Hale ML, Knapp M, McCallum J, Moraga R, Santure AW, Wilcox P, Steeves TEshow all
Several reviews in the past decade have heralded the benefits of embracing high-throughput sequencing technologies to inform conservation policy and the management of threatened species, but few have offered practical advice on how to expedite the transition from conservation genetics to conservation genomics. Here, we argue that an effective and efficient way to navigate this transition is to capitalize on emerging synergies between conservation genetics and primary industry (e.g., agriculture, fisheries, forestry and horticulture). Here, we demonstrate how building strong relationships between conservation geneticists and primary industry scientists is leading to mutually-beneficial outcomes for both disciplines. Based on our collective experience as collaborative New Zealand-based scientists, we also provide insight for forging these cross-sector relationships.
CitationGalla SJ, Buckley TR, Elshire R, Hale ML, Knapp M, McCallum J, Moraga R, Santure AW, Wilcox P, Steeves TE (2016). Building strong relationships between conservation genetics and primary industry leads to mutually beneficial genomic advances.. Molecular Ecology. 25(21). 5267-5281.
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Keywordsapplied research; conservation genomics; high-throughput sequencing; interdisciplinary research; next-generation sequencing; Agriculture; Conservation of Natural Resources; Fisheries; Forestry; Genomics; Interdisciplinary Communication; Intersectoral Collaboration; New Zealand
ANZSRC Fields of Research31 - Biological sciences::3105 - Genetics::310509 - Genomics
41 - Environmental sciences::4104 - Environmental management::410401 - Conservation and biodiversity
07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences::0701 - Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences::0705 - Forestry Sciences
07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences::0704 - Fisheries Sciences