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.
Oxford-Lady Margaret Hall-Natural Motion Graduate Scholarship
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)
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
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