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Jenna Travers

Smiling woman with backpacking pack stands in front of craggy peaks with blue sky and clouds in the background.

Graduate Fellow
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I am studying and comparing the genetic, socioeconomic, and cultural impacts of two bioinvasive populations of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus sp.) in polar latitudes: one in Chile and the Falkland Islands driven by escaped farmed salmon, and one in the Alaskan Arctic driven by a climate-change fueled range expansion. My research combines population genetics/eDNA work with iterative coding of narratives, themes, and sentiments in media and local interviews to better understand how congenerous bioinvasions into higher latitudes can be driven by different means and met with different reactions from local communities.