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 spent 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. These students’ summer adventures are featured by the MU Graduate School.
The complete story, along with pictures, is available from the MU Graduate School.
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