Please wait...

    About This Project

    Indonesia, specifically Wallacea (e.g. Sulawesi and surrounding islands), is teeming with species not found anywhere else on earth. Our unique study species are the anoa ("dwarf buffalo") and babirusa ("deer-pig") and sadly both populations are in trouble. We aim to analyse the DNA from past and present individuals using cutting-edge ancient DNA techniques. This window into the past will help us to understand how populations adapt and aid the continued existence of these enigmatic species.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    A Bird's-eye View of Frog Habitats: Using a Drone to Survey Wetlands

    I study vulnerable frog species that inhabit human-constructed wetlands in the Grand River Grasslands of...

    Hot Metal Switch: Synthetic In Vitro Gene Circuit for the Detection of Metal Ions

    Drinking water contaminated by metals, most notably lead, poses health risks to children and adults alike...

    The calf connection: California humpbacks in their Costa Rican nursery

    Humpback whales that summer in California make their way to Central America each winter, and many find their...

    A biology project funded by 12 people