Research Interest Group (RIG): Systematics and Evolution
Forensic DNA analysis and applications of the technology to conservation, enforcement and management of wildlife. My research will focus on determining the population structure and genetic diversity of walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) in Alberta lakes and use this information to determine the impact of stocking on wild populations and to aid fisheries management in decision making about conservation of walleye stocks and diversity. The data collected will also be used to develop a forensic test for enforcement of fishing restrictions. This will be accomplished using DNA microsatellite markers, genotyping techniques and statistical programs commonly used in population genetic and forensic analysis.
Dr. Richard M. Jobin, Forensic DNA Specialist at the Alberta Fish & Wildlife Forensic Lab.
Lindsay Burke, MSc Student