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Roberts, SB, L Hauser, LW Seeb, JE Seeb. 2012. Development of genomic resources for Pacific herring through targeted transcriptome pyrosequencing. PLOS One 7(2):e30908.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030908.

Ackerman, M. W., C. Habicht, and L. W. Seeb. 2011. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) under diversifying selection provide increased accuracy and precision in mixed-stock analyses of sockeye salmon from the Copper River, Alaska. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(3):865-881, doi:10.1080/00028487.2011.588137.

Beacham, TD, M Wetklo, C Wallace, JB Olsen, BG Flannery, JK Wenburg, WD Templin, A Antonovich, LW Seeb. 2008. The application of microsatellites for stock identification of Yukon River Chinook salmon. N. Am. J. Fish. Mgmt. 28(1):283-295. doi:10.1577/M06-253.1.

Gomez-Uchida, D., J. Seeb, M. Smith, C. Habicht, T. Quinn, and L. Seeb. 2011. Single nucleotide polymorphisms unravel hierarchical divergence and signatures of selection among Alaskan sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11(1):48, doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-48.

Gomez-Uchida, D., J. E. Seeb, C. Habicht, and L. W. Seeb. In press. Allele frequency stability in large, wild exploited populations over multiple generations: insights from Alaska sockeye salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Seeb, J. E., G. Carvalho, L. Hauser, K. Naish, S. Roberts, and L. W. Seeb. 2011. Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery and applications of SNP genotyping in nonmodel organisms. Molecular Ecology Resources 11:1-8, doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02979.x.

Seeb, L. W., J. E. Seeb, C. Habicht, E. V. Farley, and F. M. Utter. 2011. Single-nucleotide polymorphic genotypes reveal patterns of early juvenile migration of sockeye salmon in the Eastern Bering Sea. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(3):734-748, doi:10.1080/00028487.2011.584493.

Seeb, L. W., W. D. Templin, S. Sato, S. Abe, K. Warheit, J. Y. Park, and J. E. Seeb. 2011. Single nucleotide polymorphisms across a species' range: implications for conservation studies of Pacific salmon. Molecular Ecology Resources 11:195-217, doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02966.x.

McPhee, MV, MS Zimmerman, TD Beacham, BR Beckman, JB Olsen, LW Seeb, WD Templin. 2009. A hierarchical framework to identify influences on Pacific salmon population abundance and structure in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Region Pacific salmon: ecology and management of western Alaska's populations. Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 70.

Seeb, L. W., A. Antonovich, M. Banks, T. Beacham, R. Bellinger, S. Blankenship, M. Campbell, N. Decovich, J. C. Garza, C. Guthrie, T. Lundrigan, P. Moran, S. Narum, J. Stephenson, J. Supernault, D. Teel, W. D. Templin, J. K. Wenburg, S. Young, and C. T. Smith. 2007. Development of a Standardized DNA Database for Chinook Salmon. Fisheries 32 (11):540-552.

Templin, W. D., J. E. Seeb, J. R. Jasper, A. W. Barclay, and L. W. Seeb. 2011. Genetic differentiation of Alaska Chinook salmon: the missing link for migratory studies. Molecular Ecology Resources 11:226-246, doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02968.x.

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My research focuses upon the areas of evolution, population genetics, and conservation of natural populations, particularly Pacific salmon. I am currently collaborating on projects to study spatial patterns of genetic divergence in sockeye salmon inhabiting large lake systems in Alaska and mechanisms maintaining adaptive divergence and isolation among populations of Pacific salmon. We are also developing species-wide databases for Pacific salmon to study the migratory timing and pathways of salmon in the freshwater and marine environments. Many of these efforts are enabled by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The Moore Foundation funded the International Program for Salmon Ecological Genetics (IPSEG) here in the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (SAFS). Jim Seeb and I cooperatively run the program, which provides an important intersection between the Alaska Salmon Program and the SAFS Molecular Ecology Research Laboratory. With this grant we are building a high throughput genotyping laboratory, conducting research to discover single nucleotide polymorphisms that may be used in studies of stock identification or ecological genetics, and conducting an array of projects examining the distribution and migration of salmon.  

Two important missions of IPSEG are to (1) host scientists from Asia to establish cooperative studies of mutual interest and (2) generate and develop and online database of SNP frequencies for Pacific salmon. We hope to engage scientists from VNIRO, TINRO, Hokkaido University, the Fisheries Agency of Japan, or others who might share interest in these missions.

As of summer 2008, IPSEG comprises 2 faculty, 2 research scientists, and 4 graduate students. We are currently seeking 2 post docs and plan to accept 1-3 students for next year.