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Speaker Series March 2022
March 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Something fishy’s going on! Seafood mislabeling in Calgary and its implications for conservation
Calgarians consume a lot of seafood, but what you bought may not always be what you got. Seafood mislabeling has been detected in cities worldwide. Here we explore a multi-year dataset collected by undergraduate biology students, comparing product names to their DNA-based identifications. The results include some surprises that may impact the flourishing of both us and the fishes.
About the Author
Matthew Morris has a PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Calgary. His research explores the evolution of three spine stickleback, as well as the intersection of conservation and naming practices. He is currently co-Chair of the biology program at Ambrose University, and lives in Calgary with his wife and three kids.
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