Conservation biology is one of the rare fields of biology where evolution has been too often neglected. The reason for it probably stands from the misconception that evolution does not act on a relevant time scale. In our lab, we aim to combine the fields of evolutionary and conservation biology to demonstrate the necessity to consider evolutionary theories in conservation programs. Read more about our work with sea turtles and sticklebacks.
Thanks to our dual approach combining a model and non-model system, we can develop new tools, whether ecological or genomic, that can directly be tested experimentally and then deployed to contribute to the protection of endangered species.
Since 2010 we have been supporting sea turtle conservation groups in Cabo Verde, giving them the needed tools and knowledge to improve their conservation strategies and helping them to build a sustainable future for both sea turtles and local communities. During this time, we have collected thousands of genetic samples and we have created open-source resources that help sea turtle conservation all over the world.
If you are interested in some of our projects and would like to be part of the team, contact us to discuss possibilities or check the existing opportunities in our lab or with our partners in the field.
As part of our work, we create public resources set to help research and/or conservation groups worldwide.
Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Loggerhead Turtles – an Epigenetic Perspective
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With a bit of delay, it is time to introduce Dr. James Gilbert, who joined us before the summer. Here is a short introduction from James:
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