Postdoctoral Research Fellow
After finishing his PhD within the EcoGenetics Lab, Owen continues on appointed as a postdoc, investigating patterns of stock connectivity in Southern Ocean crab fisheries (Pseudocarcinus gigas and Leptomithrax gaimardii) using population genomic techniques. His research aims to provide managers with a resource for establishing sustainable management programs that account for patterns of stock connectivity and the sensitivities of individual stocks to environmental disturbance and fishing pressure. He also continues to work with an extended network of collaborators on a suite of other genetic and genomic research projects, with a particular interest in investigating how both terrestrial and aquatic taxa are likely to adapt and evolve in response to climate change and other environmental changes, to better inform conservation, restoration and industry efforts. Additionally, Owen works alongside an extended group of collaborators applying technical genetic skills to multiple fields within the ecological sciences.