Palsbøll lab - Marine Evolution and Conservation



Our research group employs empirical as well as simulated genetic and genomic data in conjunction with population and evolutionary genetic theory to study fundamental and applied aspects of marine evolution, ecology, animal behavior and conservation. Although the main focus of our research is on marine mammals, and especially large whales, we apply our studies across a wide range of species.

We also contribute to conceptual and theoretical aspects, such as defining management units, genetic tagging and inference methods based on kinship to infer contemporary dispersal rates and abundance, as well as Bayesian paternity inference, and non-equilibrium approaches, such as isolation-with-migration.

Our research benefits from an extensive network of collaborators, whose complementary knowledge and skill sets enable us to tackle the increasingly complex nature of marine evolution and ecology.

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