S9 Genomics of marine organisms: contributions to ecology and evolution

Recent technological advances in genomics now allow the collection of powerful data for ecologically and commercially important species. Genomic studies (i.e. the study of hereditary information based on 1000s of DNA markers or full genomes) provide fundamental and general insights into the complex biology of living organisms. As such, they have advanced biotechnology and also informed on the ecology, conservation management and evolution of both model and non-model organisms. Genomic information provides unprecedented resolution for a range of needs and applications in marine ecology, fisheries management, aquaculture, biogeography and taxonomy. Integrative genomic approaches can also be used to clarify how aquatic organisms adapt to their environment and how they might respond to localized or global changes triggered by human activities. This symposium will provide a forum for discussions about the application and integration of genomic information in ecological and evolutionary studies of marine organisms.

Symposium led by

Luciano Beheregaray
Flinders University

Joey DiBattista
Curtin University