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Wildlife Conservation Society through its Ocean Giants Program, and Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History
SynopsisI am collaborating in the evaluation of ocean-basin scale, and worldwide, population structure of humpback whales. This analyses combine frequency-based and likelihood algorithms for the characterization of population structure and dispersal, and are based on mitochondrial and nuclear genetic data. In a previous publication (below) we showed that humpback whale stocks in the South Atlantic and Estern Indian Ocean are genetically distinct, and that there is a degree of subpopulation strucure within each ocean basin.
This work has been published in PLoS ONE