Conservation genomics in a changing arctic

Trends in Ecology and Evolution
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Abstract

Although logistically challenging to study, the Arctic is a bellwether for global change and is becoming a model for questions pertinent to the persistence of biodiversity. Disruption of Arctic ecosystems is accelerating, with impacts ranging from mixing of biotic communities to individual behavioral responses. Understanding these changes is crucial for conservation and sustainable economic development. Genomic approaches are providing transformative insights into biotic responses to environmental change, but have seen limited application in the Arctic due to a series of limitations. To meet the promise of genome analyses, we urge rigorous development of biorepositories from high latitudes to provide essential libraries to improve the conservation, monitoring, and management of Arctic ecosystems through genomic approaches.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Conservation genomics in a changing arctic
Series title Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2019.09.008
Volume 35
Issue 2
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description 14 p.
First page 149
Last page 162
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