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For the African Forest Elephant, DNA Extracted From Dung Offers Hope for Survival

Jan. 31, 2012

Young Male West African Elephant

A young male West African elephant (Source: Lori Eggert)

The research of Dr. Lori Eggert, associate professor of biological sciences, appears in the winter 2011 issue of Illumination, a magazine of MU’s Office of Research.

The Eggert lab combines field studies, molecular genetic data, and GIS analyses to understand the ecology and evolution of elusive or dangerous animals, particularly those of conservation concern. The featured articles focuses on Eggert’s studies of African elephants in Kenya and Gabon.

Full text of the story is available from Illumination.

Related research strengths:
Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics & Genomics