Wild Genomes funding calls are topic-specific; this call is for proposals focused on species that live within kelp forests. From fish, to invertebrates, sea birds, marine mammals and kelp, all species belonging to kelp ecosystems qualify. Proposals should describe a conservation-oriented effort that will benefit substantially from genomic sequencing and biobanking.
Call for proposals closed on December 16, 2022.
2023 awarded projects can be found HERE.
“Critical wildlife species in key ecosystems like kelp forests face myriad threats due to habitat degradation and climate change. The Wild Genomes Program in partnership with Revive & Restore aims to place innovative conservation tools into the hands of wildlife managers, with the goal of achieving measurable and significant improvement for the health and welfare of wild species around the world.”
Dr. Kathy Tietje
Vice President of Scientific Operations at Morris Animal Foundation
Revive & Restore and Morris Animal Foundation are pleased to partner on Wild Genomes – Kelp Ecosystems: a new funding opportunity for conservationists interested in applying genetic insight to the protection and management of kelp ecosystems.
Wild Genomes funding calls are topic specific. We are now accepting proposals focused on species that live within kelp forests. From fish to invertebrates, sea birds, marine mammals, and kelp, all species belonging to kelp ecosystems qualify. Proposals should describe a conservation-oriented effort that will benefit substantially from genomic sequencing and biobanking.
Wild Genomes is designed to accelerate the genomic sequencing and biobanking of species with a clear conservation need. Potential projects will be evaluated according to timeliness and urgency (is the species at risk?), the ecological role of the targeted species (e.g., keystone species), the species’ potential role in providing ecosystem services, and the intended use of the data (how will the scientists apply the information to affect a positive conservation outcome?). Through this program, we aim to put the fundamental tools of genetic rescue into the hands of people who manage wildlife.
Revive & Restore launched the Wild Genomes program in June of 2020. Wild Genomes funding calls are topic-specific. See previously awarded Wild Genomes projects here.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Headquartered in Denver, and founded in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.