I’m interested in the patterns and process of Conservation medicine and population genetics of Arabian Oryx (Oryx Leucoryx). My research includes:
1- Genetic Diversity of Arabian Oryx using mtDNA.
2- Haematological parameters of Arabian Oryx.
3- Blood parasites of Arabian Oryx in ALWusta Wildlife Reserve Oman.
4- Population genetics of Arabian Oryx using ddRAD sequencing.
The overall objectives of this project are to investigate the genome-wide diversity, relatedness, population structure and health status of the captive Arabian oryx populations hold in the ALWusta Wildlife Reserve to develop a captive breeding management plan for this species.
- Working as Senior Specialist in ALWusta Wildlife Reserve, Office for Conservation of Environment, Diwan of Royal Court, Oman.
- MSc (Murdoch University, Australia), Veterinary Science.
- BSc (King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia) Veterinary Medicine.
- A/Professor Jaime Gongora.
- Dr Helen Senn
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Following the feathers - counting capercaillie in the Cairngorms
It's possible that there are now less than 1,000 capercaillie left in the UK and almost all of them live in the Cairngorms National Park. Read on to find out more about how Jal and Jean-Marc from the RZSS WildGenes team are using DNA from feathers to help the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project understand more about the population in the wild.
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For the past three years, the RZSS WildGenes laboratory has been working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to develop the first conservation genetics laboratory in Cambodia. Our very first training visit began back in 2016.