Genomics and eDNA applications in fisheries and conservation

Session Organizer: Paul Bentzen, Ian Bradbury, Daniel Heath
Date/Time:  January 4, 15:30 - January 5, 12:00
Location: Salon G


Friday, January 4

15:30 - 15:50: Population hybridization outcomes are unrelated to population size and population divergence in Brook Trout.
Wells Z.R.R.^, Bernos T.A.^*, Yates M.C.,  Fraser D.J. (^Authors with equal contribution)

15:50 - 16:10: Validation of the close kin mark recapture (CKMR) approach for the estimation of abundance in harvested, small, or data limited systems.
Ruzzante D.E.*, McCracken G.R., Førland B., MacMillan J., Notte D., Mills Flemming J., Skaug H.

16:10 - 16:30: Genetic divergence among sympatric resident and anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in Labrador.
Salisbury, S.J.*, McCracken, G.R., Perry, R., Keefe, D., Koop, B.F., Nugent, C.M., Ferguson, M.M., Danzmann, R.G., Ruzzante, D.E.

16:30 - 16:50: The effects of waterborne chromate (Cr6+) on protein abundance patterns in Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush).
Simmons, D.*, Sherry, J., Neheli, T., Miller, J., Poirier, D., Watson-Leung, T., Chong Kit, R., Reiner, E., Simpson, M.

16:50 - 17:10: Extreme morphological divergence corresponds to heterogeneous genomic divergence and deep-water adaptation of sympatric Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) morphs in Gander Lake Newfoundland.
Kess, T.*, Dempson, B., Lehnert, S.J., Bentzen, P., Salisbury, S., Messmer, A.,  Duffy, S., Ruzzante, D., Bradbury, I.R.

Saturday, January 5

8:30 - 8:50: Quantitative eDNA assessment of reintroduced Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Lake Ontario tributaries using microsatellite markers.
Lulat, N.*; Wilson, C.C; Heath, D.D.

8:50 - 9:10: Comparison of Non-native Freshwater Fish Detection Efficiencies and Costs using Conventional and eDNA Approaches to Inform Conservation Management Decisions on the Deployment of Monitoring Resources.
Davison, P.I., Créach, V., Vilizzi, L., Britton, J.R., Copp, G.H.*

9:10 - 9:30: Genetic Tracking of an Invasion: Round Goby in the Great Lakes.
Heath*, D.D; Wellband, K.; Balasingham, K.; Ens, J; Johansson, M.

9:30 - 9:50: Meta-analysis supports further refinement of eDNA for monitoring aquatic species-specific abundance in nature.
Yates, M.C.*; Fraser, D.J.; Derry, A.M.

9:50 - 10:10: Metabarcoding of native and invasive prey in stomach content DNA (scDNA) of commerically harvested Lake Erie fishes.
Mychek-Londer J.G.*, Venney C. J., and Heath, D. D.

10:10 - 10:30: Mapping the plume of Environmental DNA from a Chinook salmon farm in a well-mixed saltwater ecosystem.
Kajtar, A.*; Devlin, R.; Heath, J.W.; Heath, D.D.

10:30 - 11:00: Nutrition Break

11:00 - 11:20: Genetic effects and plastic responses on brain morphology of brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) differing in foraging style.
Cantera, K.C.*, McLaughlin, R.L.

11:20 - 11:40: Heterogeneous genomic divergence between European and North American Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) highlights small and large genomic drivers of trans-Atlantic isolation.
Lehnert, S.J.*; Kess, T.; Bentzen, P; Kent, M.P.; Lien, S.; Clément, M.; Bradbury, I.R.

11:40 - 12:00: Applying Transcriptomics to the Interactive Effects of Thermal and Pre-natal Stress on Developmental Plasticity in Juvenile Chinook Salmon.
Finerty, C.J*. Heath, D.D., Warriner, T.R., Semeniuk C.A.D., Love, O.P.