Northeast Fishery Center
Northeast Region

Population Ecology Branch

Genetics Lab
Conservation Genetics Lab at the NEFC (Photo Credit: USFWS - NEFC)

The Population Ecology Section was created in response to the increasing demand for more scientifically-based monitoring and assessment of aquatic resources for the USFWS and its partners. The Population Ecology Section is involved in ecological applications of conservation genetics and biometrics.

Examples of these applications include:

  • Genetic population assessment
  • Broodstock evaluation and monitoring
  • Genetic marking
  • Genetic parentage analysis
  • Mixed stock analysis
  • Policy applications
  • Rapid response genetic analysis
  • Experimental design
  • Statistical analysis
  • Population dynamics modeling
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Database development and management
  • Evaluation of fish/habitat relationships
  • And many other genetic and quantitative aspects of fish ecology and management
Juvenile Atlantic Sturgeon
Juvenile Atlantic Sturgeon from the Hudson River, NY (Photo Credit: USFWS - NEFC)

Current Projects of the Population Ecology Branch

Recent Publications of the Population Ecology Branch

Last updated: December 16, 2015
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