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RESTORATION GENETICS

The goal of the Genetics Working Group is to ensure restoration of threatened coral species proceeds within a population genetics management context. There are four objectives:

(1) Improve access to genetic profiling techniques.

(2) Develop phenotyping methods while considering environmental change

(3) Develop a coral restoration genetics data repository

(4) Articulate methods to minimize risks during translocation.

PRIORITIES

Our priorities for the 2020-2025 timeframe include:

 

  • Provide guidance to managers for outplanting corals produced using assisted gene flow (AGF).

  • Provide guidance to managers and practitioners for managed breeding programs with specific regard to phenotyping. 

  • Expand phenotyping methods and implementation for practitioners.

  • Track genomic resources and effort for reef restoration.

  • Promote self-sustaining populations of outplanted recruits.

 

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WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

  • A perspectives paper on managing expectations for selective breeding of future corals.

  • An evaluation of managed translocation of corals within and outside of their existing range of restoration.

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Genetic & Population Management

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