UMaine, UNH establish genomic ecology program, Morning Ag Clips reports

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine and University of New Hampshire are partnering to establish a research and training program, “Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms.” The program is fundamental for understanding links between genomes and phenomes in natural populations, especially in enabling tidal marsh birds to adapt and evolve in response to environmental change, the article states. Led by Adrienne Kovach, an assistant professor of natural resources and the environment at UNH; and Brian Olsen, an associate professor of biology and ecology at UMaine; the program also is designed to advance STEM education by training scientists in an interdisciplinary research approach. The program is a collaboration between researchers across Northern New England, including those from the UMaine School of Marine Sciences, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Science, School of Biology and Ecology, and Climate Change Institute, according to the article.