Using Genetic Information for Ocean Planning and Management

Marine biodiversity is typically studied and managed at the ecosystem and species levels. However, it also exists at the genetic level: the more genetic diversity a population has, the more resilient it may be when encountering stressors. With this in mind, the advent of quick and inexpensive DNA-sequencing technology should be a boon for informing ocean and coastal conservation. The following items offer a primer on using genetic information for planning and management.

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