Determining levels of hybridisation and introgression in the Scottish wildcat: implications for conservation
My PhD project aims to fully understand wildcat and domestic cat hybridisation in Scotland. I will use genomic data and statistical modelling to examine the history of hybridisation in Britain, quantify current hybridisation levels and model future conservation management options for Scottish wildcat. My project aims to support conservation work carried out by the RZSS as part of the Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan.
Prof. Mark Beaumont
Dr. Helen Senn (RZSS)
Dr. Dan Lawson
Dr. Andrew Kitchener
Prof. Mike Bruford
BSc (Cardiff University) Molecular Biology
University of Bristol, UK
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