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Talk by professor Alfred L. Roca, Department of Animal Sciences,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2021.11.25 | Ellen Bernadette Noer

Date Tue 30 Nov
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Building 1540, Lunch room on 2nd floor or via Zoom: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/61332028640

Title: Conservation genetics of African forest and savanna elephants

Various lines of evidence indicate that African savanna elephants and African forest elephants comprise separate species; their divergence is comparable to that between Asian elephants and mammoths. Genomic studies have indicated that substantial gene flow does not occur between the two African species. In all elephant species, males disperse whereas females remain with their natal social group, leading to discordance in the phylogeography of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA patterns. DNA-based methods are being developed to determine the geographic provenance of confiscated ivory in an effort to aid the conservation of elephants