Geneviève J. Parent
My role within DFO is to improve our understanding of the marine ecosystem through the use of genomics tools. My short- and medium-term objectives are to advise using genomic analyzes to limit the current and future impact of fisheries on species genetic diversity, to increase the survival of species at risk, to improve the detection of invasive species, and to characterize the under-appreciated biodiversity of the marine world. To do this, I work with a team of researchers and technicians trained in genomics or evolutionary biology and also in close collaboration with researchers or specialist in the monitoring of commercial species, of areas of interest for ocean protection or of marine protected areas. Our team uses different approaches such as population genomics, functional genomics and environmental DNA detection methods to achieve these goals.