Lummaa Group held their Annual Meeting in Seili, Finland in September 2018September 25, 2018
Both Elephant and Human Projects present, Lummaa Group had a great time discussing both current accomplishments and future prospects at the Archipelago Research Institute in Seili, Archipelago Sea, SW Finland. Instant grannies were on loose on the most suitable venue, the island of former leprosy, later mental hospital.
Capturing elephants from the wild and putting them in captivity shortens their life by several years – new paper in Nature Communications is outAugust 8, 2018
Newest paper by Mirkka Lahdenperä, Khyne U. Mar, Alexandre Courtiol and Virpi Lummaa is out! Wild-capture of numerous species is common for diverse purposes, including medical experiments, conservation, veterinary interventions and research, but little objective data exists on its consequences. We use exceptional demographic records on Asian elephants from timber camps in Myanmar to investigate … Read More
Parasite associated mortality in Asian elephants out now in early view! Young, old and non-reproductive females are the most at riskNovember 13, 2017
Fresh from her viva and with barely anytime in between, Dr. Carly Lynsdale’s new paper on patterns of parasite infection in the timber elephant population is out now in Ecology and Evolution! Find the paper here. Parasites often infect some individuals more than others within wildlife populations, and understanding who is the most at risk … Read More
Jennie Crawley’s newest paper in Journal of Evolutionary Biology is out online: Is bigger better?August 15, 2017
Crawley JAH, Mumby HS, Chapman SN, Lahdenperä M, Mar KU, Htut W, Thura Soe A, Aung HH, Lummaa V (2017) Is bigger better? The relationship between size and reproduction in female Asian elephants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, online in advance of print.
Welcome to Episode 11 of Slightly Evolved! Our guest is Carly Lynsdale, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield.April 13, 2017
Welcome to Episode 11 of Slightly Evolved! Our guest is Carly Lynsdale, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield. This week we are talking about parasites and elephants! Carly tells us about her research on the evolutionary ecology and conservation physiology of semi-domesticated Asian elephants, specifically, on how individual variation between elephants affects host-parasite … Read More