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MU Graduate Students Study Elephant Dung to Aid Kenyan Farmers

Dec. 31, 2011

Scientific research can be dirty, dangerous, and even a little bit smelly. Just ask Tabitha Finch and Maggie Berglund with the Eggert lab. Both students┬áspent their summer in Kenya collecting dung samples from crop-raiding elephants, whose numbers are now high in many areas of Africa. These elephants enter or otherwise damage agricultural fields to gain access to foods like corn and wheat.┬áThese students’ summer adventures are featured by the MU Graduate School.

The complete story, along with pictures, is available from the MU Graduate School.