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Wednesday, January 27 • 1:20pm - 1:40pm
A Genetic Perspective To Potential Costs and Benefits of Supplementation as a Management Tool

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AUTHORS: Kim Scribner, Michigan State University

ABSTRACT: Supplementation and reintroductions are increasingly used as a management prescription to augment or recover declining or extirpated populations of fish and wildlife. Unintentional releases of domestic stocks also increase the likelihood of interactions between wild and domestic animals. Managers are often tasked with making decisions in the absence of complete knowledge of the costs and benefits of the proposed actions or of the ‘best practices’ to implement. In this presentation, I provide an overview of the population genetic concepts and theory regarding culture and stocking practices that are widely applied for marine fish species but which have been largely unused in the Great Lakes. Empirical examples from Great Lakes fishes documenting effects of management actions on how genetic diversity is apportioned spatially and how population levels of genetic diversity have changed temporally will be highlighted.

Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:20pm - 1:40pm EST