What we do

Research in the Bentzen Lab focuses on population genetics and the use of DNA-based methods to answer questions related to the ecology, evolution, conservation biology and management of fishes and other aquatic and marine organisms.

The species we study

Current and recent projects in our lab involve a wide range of fishes and other aquatic and marine organisms, including many native to Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. In fact, one of our projects, DNA barcoding of Atlantic fishes, targets all species of fish that occur in the marine waters of Atlantic Canada. Other projects focus on the population biology of particular species. See the Research section for a list of species and studies.

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