Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 785–788 | Cite as

Promoting collaboration between livestock and wildlife conservation genetics communities

  • Stéphane JoostEmail author
  • Licia Colli
  • Aurélie Bonin
  • Iris Biebach
  • Fred W. Allendorf
  • Irene Hoffmann
  • Olivier Hanotte
  • Pierre Taberlet
  • Michael W. Bruford
  • The GLOBALDIV Consortium
Application Essays


The collaboration between livestock and wildlife conservation genetics communities has the potential to help promote shared priorities, with respect to emerging technologies and new analytical approaches such as next generation sequencing incorporating adaptive variation. The GLOBALDIV Consortium recently organized an international workshop held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) including a whole-day session with contributions aimed at taking stock of the situation regarding the extent of information and methodology exchange between the two communities. Discussions permitted the identification of potential benefits of further promoting cooperation in the context of genetic monitoring in particular, a central concept to current concerns for both the livestock and wildlife conservation communities.


Genetic monitoring Convention on Biological Diversity Population adaptive index Next generation sequencing Landscape genomics Introgression 



We thank the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture ( and the GLOBALDIV project ( for the financial support given to the workshop. F.W. Allendorf’s contribution was part of the ‘Working Group on Genetic Monitoring: Development of Tools for Conservation and Management’ supported by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (US NSF #EF-0423641) and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (US NSF #DEB- 0553768).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéphane Joost
    • 1
    Email author
  • Licia Colli
    • 2
  • Aurélie Bonin
    • 3
  • Iris Biebach
    • 4
  • Fred W. Allendorf
    • 5
  • Irene Hoffmann
    • 6
  • Olivier Hanotte
    • 7
  • Pierre Taberlet
    • 3
  • Michael W. Bruford
    • 8
  • The GLOBALDIV Consortium
    • 9
  1. 1.Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (LASIG)School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Istituto di ZootecnicaUniversità Cattolica Del S. CuorePiacenzaItaly
  3. 3.Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine, CNRS-UMR 5553Université Joseph FourierGrenoble Cedex 09France
  4. 4.Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (IEU)University of ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  5. 5.Division of Biological SciencesUniversity of MontanaMissoulaUSA
  6. 6.Animal Genetic Resources BranchAnimal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRomeItaly
  7. 7.School of BiologyCenter for Genetics and Genomics, University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  8. 8.Organisms and Environment Division, Cardiff School of BiosciencesCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
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