The Division of Biology and the Ecological Genomics Institute would like to welcome Louis Bernatchez to the Kansas State campus. As Canada’s preeminent specialist in the genetic management of freshwater fish, Louis Bernatchez is the Canadian Research Chair in genomics and conservation of aquatic resources. His work aims to accomplish three general objectives. The first objective is to acquire fundamental knowledge on evolutionary processes responsible for generating and maintaining genetic diversity within and among populations. The second is to foster the training of highly qualified biologist, researchers and research professionals in areas of high priority for Canada, namely evolutionary genomics and molecular ecology. A third is to increase the public awareness of the usefulness of university research regarding improvement of management and conservation practices of natural populations.
Dr. Bernatchez is a prolific writer, publishing 2 books and authoring or co-authoring over 300 articles. He is also the editor-in-chief of Evolutionary Applications and the senior editor of Molecular Ecology. Dr. Bernatchez is an elected fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada, and the 2012 recipient of the Prix de Quebec, Marie-Victorin.
Dr. Bernatchez will be delivering a seminar, entitled Investigating Ecological Speciation by Means of an Integrative Biology Framework, on Friday, April 10, at 4:00 pm, in Ackert Hall, room 120. Please plan on attending.