A recent study led by Dr. Josefin Stiller investigated the influence of changing sea levels on the genetic diversity and structure of leafy seadragon populations in South and Western Australia. Dr. Stiller did her PhD on the genetic diversity and structure of both weedy and leafy seadragon populations at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UC San […]
Members of the SeadragonSearch team from New South Wales and Victoria have recently published a new weedy seadragon genetics study, led by core team member Dr. Selma Klanten. The new study has used nuclear DNA to examine genetic similarities and differences between weedy seadragon populations across New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. Dr. Klanten’s team […]
Genetics research gives scientists valuable information about how groups of seadragons living in different areas are connected to one another, as well as how resilient each group might be to challenges in their environment.