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
Prof. Virpi Lummaa’s invited talk on the mysteries of ageing: ERC’s 10th Anniversary in BrusselsApril 10, 2017
Professor Virpi Lummaa was invited to give a talk on her research in European Research Council’s 10th Anniversary celebrations on 21 March 2017 in Brussels. Link to the web stream (scroll down the programme and click to see her talk at 19.40-19.50): Professor Virpi Lummaa: The mysteries of ageing (Brussels 21 March 2017)
Myanmar 2017: Successful field work with the elephantsApril 7, 2017
Research group worked in the field and collected lots of data in Kawlin and Katha elephant camps in Myanmar. Challenging conditions but travelling with a tough bunch of awesome people!