Applying genomics to the taxonomic dilemma of threatened albatrosses

By Imogen Foote (Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington)

A lack of consensus among international conservation regimes regarding albatross taxonomy makes management of these ocean roaming birds tricky. My PhD research aims to generate whole genome data for some of our most threatened albatrosses in a first attempt to bring their taxonomy into the genomic era.

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