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An ancient DNA perspective on the Ice Age megafauna

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  • UserPete Heintzman (The Arctic University of Norway)
  • ClockTuesday 15 March 2022, 13:00-14:00
  • HouseZoom.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Emily Mitchell.

Palaeogenomics, or the genome-scale application of ancient DNA , is revolutionizing our understanding of the evolution and ecology of extinct megafauna that lived in northern ecosystems. We can now test palaeontological hypotheses concerning megafaunal speciation and systematics, as well as test newly accessible hypotheses such as population and admixture histories. In this talk, I will showcase how palaeogenomic data from tissues and sediments are enriching our knowledge of megafaunal history over the past million years using recently published examples from horses, mammoths, and bears.

This talk is part of the Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series series.

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