Science Positive is a variety show covering the different interests and research of a broadly integrative biology department's graduate students. Expect photos, critiques and notices of new peer-reviewed research, audio presentations, and occasional reports about our own research. Individual students are responsible for their own confidentiality requirements.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Jared Grummer from the Leaché Lab just submitted a grant for a multi-year project studying amphibian population genetics in the northern Cascades (North Cascades National Park). The proposed study will use high-throughput genomic sequencing technologies to understand what, if any, population-genetic effects have been caused by three dams along the Skagit River. These hydroelectric dams provide the city of Seattle with approximately 25% of our power needs, and have altered the landscape along the river. The study will focus on three amphibian species: coastal tailed frogs (Ascaphus truei), western toads (Anaxyrus boreas), and coastal giant salamanders (Dicamptodon tenebrosus).
Jared will find out in late April whether or not this project receives funding; we have our fingers crossed!