The meeting ‘‘Genetics and Genomics in Wildlife Studies: Implications for Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology’’ was held in Seville, Spain, on October 20–21, 2011. The event highlighted the potential applications of cutting-edge genomic approaches for ecological, evolutionary, and conservation genetics research. The current revolution in next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies is destined to add a genomic dimension to biological diversity studies. Twelve leading researchers were invited to give talks on the application of genomic tools to address evolutionary, ecological, and conservation questions. Talks covered work currently being done using genomic approaches, either in species with a reference genome or in non-model organisms, to tackle a wide array of evolutionary questions. The event raised interesting novel insights into the applicability of genomics to conserve biodiversity.
Cruz, F., Brennan, A. C.*, Gonzalez-Voyer, A.*, Muñoz-Fuentes, V.*, Eaaswarkhanth, M.*, Roques, S.* and Picó, X. 2012. Genetics and Genomics in Wildlife Studies : Implications for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. BioEssays. 34 : 245-246.(*Equal Contribution)