Welcome to the Christie Lab! Our lab uses molecular and analytical tools to answer basic and applied questions in ecology, evolution, and genetics. Our research is grounded in population genetics theory and we combine theory with molecular tools to address issues facing the conservation and management of wild populations. We often use fishes as our study species such that our work has direct implications for fisheries management, hatchery operations, aquaculture, and the conservation of wild fish populations. Our primary research fits into the broad theme of rapid genetic adaptation. Specific research themes include: 1. rapid genetic adaptation to novel environments, 2. the evolution of resistance, and 3. the delineation of populations in high gene flow systems.


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