Catherine West’s article in Conservation Biology has received media attention! Check out the coverage here:
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OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska
Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
Published December 15, 2016
SCBI Researchers Use Ancient DNA to Prove Arctic Ground Squirrel May Not Be an Invasive Species
The study, “Integrating archaeology and ancient DNA to address invasive species colonization in the Gulf of Alaska,” published in Conservation Biology, was carried out by Catherine West, Courtney Hofman, Steve Ebbert, John Martin, Sabrina Shirazi, Samantha Dunning and Jesus Maldonado. Their work, done in-part at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation Genomics, could have major implications on the conservation and management of the species, as well as native habitat. Read entire article here.
KMXT 100.1 Kodiak, Alaska
Posted December 20, 2016 in News/Newsflash
Catherine West is a research assistant professor at Boston University and has been coming to do archaeology in the Kodiak area since the early 2000s. She says this project is the first one she’s directed, and she received a grant from National Geographic to study the historic presence of the animal on Chirikof. Read entire article here.