My research focuses on measuring effects of artificial propagation of aquatic species by survey sampling and population genetics methodologies. My research is motivated by the desire to know how marine stock enhancement and sea ranching programs can work to boost population size. Current research interests include: 1) assessing genetic effects of artificial propagation on wild populations; 2) methods for estimating fine-scale genetic population structure; 3) inferring correlations among genes, traits and environmental factors across population samples from a wide range of geographical regions; 4) understanding adaptive responses to anthropogenic changes to their ecosystems by means of field surveys and experimental biology. These studies are supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research for Hirohisa Kishino and myself.
Last updated: April 16, 2019