Our Projects

Geraldine Werhahn

PhD Student

 

RESEARCH

Phylogeny and ecology of the Himalayan wolf
DPhil student at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

My research focuses on the phylogeny, ecology and conservation of wolves in the high altitude regions of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia. The goals of this research are to provide an ecological and phylogenetic data basis around the Himalayan wolf to inform conservation and generate insights into canid evolution. My work is driven by the appreciation that maintaining healthy carnivore populations is interrelated with conserving the integrity of the ecosystems they inhabit.

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Oxford-Lady Margaret Hall-Natural Motion Graduate Scholarship

SUPERVISORS

Prof. David W. Macdonald (WildCRU, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)
Prof. Claudio Sillero (WildCRU, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)
Dr. Helen Senn (RZSS WildGenes, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Werhahn G, Senn H, Kaden J, Joshi J, Bhattarai S, Kusi N, Sillero-Zubiri C, Macdonald DW. 2017. Phylogenetic evidence for the ancient Himalayan wolf: towards a clarification of its taxonomic status based on genetic sampling from western Nepal Royal Society Open Science. 4:170186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170186

Werhahn, G., Kusi, N., Sillero-Zubiri, C., & Macdonald, D. (2017). Conservation implications for the Himalayan wolf Canis (lupus) himalayensis based on observations of packs and home sites in Nepal.Oryx, 1-7. doi:10.1017/S0030605317001077

SELECTED SHORT FILM

The Himalayan wolf in Nepal

LINKS

Google Scholar 
www.himalayanwolvesproject.org
@HimalayanWolves
https://www.wildcru.org/research/the-himalayan-wolves-project/
https://www.wildcru.org/members/ms-geraldine-werhahn/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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