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A new U.S. Geological Survey publication entitled “A Field Ornithologist’s Guide to Genomics: Practical Considerations for Ecology and Conservation” was published on July 27, 2016 in the journal The Auk: Ornithological Advances.

In this review paper, researchers Dr. Sara Oyler-McCance, Mendenhall Fellows Dr. Kevin Oh and Dr. Kathryn Langin, and Dr. Cameron Aldridge (CSU cooperator) provide a guide for field ornithologists interested in incorporating genomic approaches into their research program, with an emphasis on techniques related to ecology and conservation.

Their paper presents a general overview of contemporary genomic approaches and methods, as well as important considerations when selecting a genomic technique. They also discuss research questions that are likely to benefit from utilizing high-throughput sequencing instruments, highlighting select examples from recent avian studies. Read more>>>