Jessica A. Rick

PhD Student, CE Wagner Lab, University of Wyoming

Population genetics of wolf harvest -- paper out in Conservation Genetics

I am excited to announce that my paper on the effects of harvest on population genetics and gene flow in Minnesota wolves came out as an "online first" paper in Conservation Genetics this week! The paper can be found here, or you can access the PDF here.

This is my first peer-reviewed publication, and I am excited that it is finally out!

Figure 4 from Rick et al. 2017, showing heat maps of areas of resistance to gene flow (orange) and corridors to gene flow (blue) in the Minnesota wolf population before and after harvest.

Figure 4 from Rick et al. 2017, showing heat maps of areas of resistance to gene flow (orange) and corridors to gene flow (blue) in the Minnesota wolf population before and after harvest.

Grants for Africa fieldwork!

I am excited to share that I have received two grants for conducting fieldwork in Tanzania this coming summer, one from the UW Center for Global Studies, and one from the Society for Freshwater Science! These grants make it possible for me to travel to Kigoma, Tanzania, to collect Lates specimens from Lake Tanganyika, and to see the lake in-person.

I am honored to be awarded these grants, and can't wait to see the place that I've been reading so much about!

Mahale National Park, as seen from Lake Tanganyika. Image from the Tanzania Tourism website.

Mahale National Park, as seen from Lake Tanganyika. Image from the Tanzania Tourism website.

Joining the Wagner Lab

This fall, I will be joining Dr. Katie Wagner's lab at the University of Wyoming and becoming a part of the Program in Ecology, Botany Department, and Biodiversity Institute! I will be studying fish evolutionary genetics/genomics on a project yet to be determined.