Using ancient genomes to investigate the biology and extinction of the woolly mammoth

CEES Extra seminar by Love Dalén, Swedish Museum for Natural History, Stockholm

Abstract

The recent revolution in high-throughput sequencing methods, as well as developments in ancient DNA recovery methods, have opened up for new ways to study the biology and demography of extinct species. The woolly mammoth was one of the most abundant large herbivores during the last Ice Age, but although well-studied through palaeontological methods, several aspects of both its life and disappearance are still poorly understood. The aim of this presentation is to showcase, using genomic data from multiple mammoths, how ancient DNA can be used to investigate key aspects of the biology, evolutionary dynamics and disappearance of an extinct species.

Love Dalén, Professor
Sweedish Mueum for Natural History, Stockholm
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Professor Love Dalén is part of the adjudication committee for Meriam Guellil's disputation.

 

Published Nov. 23, 2018 1:20 PM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2018 11:45 AM