Penguin life-history traits through population genomics: a methodological overview
Late lunch talk by Robin Cristofari
Penguin populations are a typical case of famous, iconic, quite remote and widely unknown species. The challenges of harsh study conditions and mostly inaccessible colony locations make it necessary to use complementary approaches in order to extrapolate the huge mass of missing data from the handful of studied colonies - these range from satellite surveys to genomic analysis techniques. Here, we will show how RAD-sequencing can help extrapolating local-scale monitoring data to world-wide population dynamics. We will also take the opportunity to step into the main methodological problems raised by RAD sequencing, as opposed to more conventional resequencing techniques.