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Genomics of Oyster Domestication

Standard post by mph75 on November 8, 2019
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We are excited to be working with the eastern oyster breeders consortium on a new project funded by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The Hare Lab will be investigating genomic signatures of domestication selection in eastern oysters.

Welcome Hannah Hartung!

Standard post by mph75 on August 20, 2019
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Hannah joins the Hare Lab as a MS student in Natural Resources. She finished her studies at UC Boulder in evolutionary biology and astrophysics and joined us in June for a summer full of oyster research field work.

Welcome Kira Treibergs!

Standard post by mph75 on July 15, 2019
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July 15, 2019: Kira is part of a cohort of postdocs who joined Cornell departments in 2019 to work with faculty on building more active learning pedagogy into existing and new courses. Dr. Hare will work with Kira to develop teaching modules on critical thinking, project management and team dynamics for use in capstone courses for the Environment and Sustainability major. A major emphasis also will be on developing assessments for these learning outcomes.

New Surf Clam Project

Standard post by mph75 on February 15, 2019
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With funding from the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council we will be working with state surveys in MA, NY and NJ as well as a contractor to sample both Spisula subspecies and use genetic markers to quantify patterns of gene flow within subspecies and identify hybrids between them.

Oyster larvae stay close to home

Standard post by mph75 on November 30, 2018
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2018 oyster settlement counts show that the only known reproductive population in the Hudson River is not spreading its reproductive bounty very far downstream. These 2018 results are from a collaboration with Mike McCann at The Nature Conservancy and Liz Burmester with the Billion Oyster Project. Thanks to Kaili Gregory, Adam High, Harmony Borchardt-Wier, Tatiana Castro, the citizen scientists who contributed to spat counting, and to site hosts who graciously provided space for and security of experimental outplants of oysters and shell. Funding was provided by the New York State Water Resources Institute at Cornell University.

Hare Lab recruiting PhD student

Standard post by mph75 on November 13, 2018
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interested in using genetic/genomic approaches to measure and understand adaptive capacity of populations for application in fisheries management and population restoration contexts. Apply to the Natural Resources graduate field, Dec. 1 deadline.

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