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Profile of Samantha V. Beck

Samantha V. Beck
MRes Student


I studied Zoology and Conservation at Bangor University where my interest in molecular ecology and population genetics began. My final year project involved the use of multiple molecular markers to determine the phylogeography of the Southeast Asian killifish, Aplocheilus panchax. I have since begun a KESS funded MRes project to determine the future of Arctic charr, or ‘Torgoch’, in North Wales using microsatellite markers. This project works in collaboration with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and will focus on Arctic charr in Llyn Padarn, which are currently experiencing a rapid decline due to various anthropogenic activities. Arctic charr are one of Britain’s rarest freshwater fish species and I hope that the findings from this study can contribute to the conservation of this iconic Welsh species in the beautiful lakes of North Wales.


Quick CV

Zoology and Conservation (BSc) – Bangor University2010-2013


Project title:

The future of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) in North Wales

Principal investigator(s) of project(s):
Dr. Mark de Bruyn
Prof. Gary Carvalho

Funding body of project:
This is a KESS funded project. For more information, please visit:

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