Department News

2009-11-04

GRAHAM SLATER, OLAF THALMANN, KLAUS KOEPFI, RENA SCHWEIZER, JOHN POLLINGER, AND BOB WAYNE DISCOVER THE ORIGIN OF THE EXTINCT FALKLAND WOLF.

Graham Slater, Olaf Thalmann, Klaus Koepfi, Rena Schweizer, John Pollinger, and Bob Wayne discover the origin of the extinct Falkland wolf.

A puzzle since Darwin, the team used historic DNA samples to demonstrate that the wolf arrived on the Falkland Islands before the last ice age. The paper, published in Current Biology, is receiving considerable press coverage including in Science.