UNH, UMaine Establish Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms Program

January 14, 2019

The University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has established a new research and training program that will train the next generation of graduate and undergraduate students in the region on the ecological genomics of coastal organisms.

The program is fundamental for understanding links between genomes and phenomes in natural populations, or, more specifically, how genetic underpinnings shape the traits that enable tidal marsh birds to adapt and evolve in response to environmental change. It also aims to advance STEM education, through training scientists in an interdisciplinary research approach that transcends biological scales – from the molecular to the ecological.