Genomic Observatories Metadatabase (GeOMe)

For my last post, I wanted to talk about metadata. These are the data that describe the who, what, where and how of the genomic data that we submit to Genbank SRA and/or to Dryad. Despite efforts by journals to require that this information be submitted alongside the genetic data,... [Read More]

Into the Waples Zone

The median Phi_st that we estimated in the Indo-Pacific fall right in line with what Robin Waples reported from his review of the literature over 20 years ago in his influential “Separating the Wheat From the Chaff” paper: right around 0.02. Waples’ persistent point was that with such low values... [Read More]

The Molecular Biogeography of the Indo-Pacific

One of the first things we wanted to do for (DIPnet) was to get a clear sense of where things stand. So we went about assembling a large database of legacy mitochondrial sequence data, writing to authors around the world, who kindly shared their datasets with us. These data underwent... [Read More]

The Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network

Stretching from East Africa to Easter Island (Rapa Nui), the tropical Indo-Pacific is the largest biogeographic region in the world! Like a bullseye in the middle of the Indo-Pacific, right in the Indo-Malay-Philippines Archipelago, sits the Coral Triangle: the site of highest marine biodiversity in the world. Biodiversity declines in... [Read More]