The impact of the fur trade on sea otter genomics

Our research on the population genetics of sea otters across the species range has made the cover of Molecular Ecology!

Check it out to see the lingering genetic signals of the fur trade detected in every sea otter remnant population, discover the origins of the mysterious sightings of Baja California sea otters, and more!

It is with great sadness that I note the passing of the senior author of this paper, my Ph.D. advisor, Dr. Robert Wayne. Bob was an amazing scientist and mentor, and a tremendous advocate for conservation genetics and asking big evolutionary questions. He will be deeply missed.