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Now accepting proposals for Wild Genomes: Kelp Ecosystems

By October 24, 2022No Comments
Kelp forest views from below

A thriving Kelp ecosystem | Shutterstock

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.

Through this program, we are 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. Researchers interested in applying to Wild Genomes Kelp Ecosystems should review the proposal guidelines and download and complete the proposal template.

Learn more about how to apply

About the Project

Wild Genomes is a funding program designed to accelerate the genomic sequencing and biobanking of species with a clear conservation need. Potential projects are evaluated according to urgency, the ecological role of the target species, the species’ potential role in providing ecosystem services, and the intended use of the data. Our Wild Genomes program puts the fundamental tools of genetic rescue into the hands of people who manage wildlife.