EcoGenomics: Caribou Conservation Efforts

EcoGenomics is a research program that employs non-invasive fecal collection to monitor Canadian caribou. This project considers ecological, evolutionary, genomics, and open-science applications relevant to the conservation and management of this vulnerable species. This team is creating a long-term, Canada-wide caribou monitoring framework to increase substantially: the capacity of government, industry, and Indigenous communities to participate in wildlife monitoring; transparency, reliability, and cross-compatibility of wildlife monitoring; and opportunities for collaboration across sectors in the monitoring and conservation of at-risk wildlife. While focused on caribou, this program has research and monitoring implications for a wide range of species, such as moose, deer, and wolves.