Established in 1987, this lab has the distinct recognition of being the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's first conservation genetics facility. Sophisticated laboratory techniques and analytical methods of conservation genetics are increasingly being applied in a variety of fish and wildlife management and conservation contexts. Providing conservation genetics research and support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners is our primary function.

What We Do

We provide U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff the support they need to integrate genetics into their management and conservation efforts. We work with internal and external partners to design and conduct genetic research and to provide expertise to address conservation and management issues in Alaska, including those on its 16 National Wildlife Refuges, and in other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regions across the country. We also collaborate on a variety of issues with other conservation genetics programs within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fish Technology Center network and the Genetics Section of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory.

Based in Anchorage, geneticists at the Conservation Genetics Laboratory use sophisticated laboratory techniques to design and conduct research, and provide expertise to address conservation and management issues in Alaska. The lab provides services in Alaska and throughout the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service across the country, including Fish Technology Centers and the National Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory.

Location and Contact Information