Division of Biological Sciences
226 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
I am studying the elephants of the Salak-Pra Forest Sanctuary, the oldest forest sanctuary in Thailand. By genotyping the DNA that can be extracted from elephant dung samples, I will estimate the population size and sex ratio. I am also using dung bolus circumferences to estimate the age structure of this important population. I will also evaluate different methods of estimating the genetic effective size of this population using the data that can be obtained from dung-based surveys.
Kongrit, C., Siripunkaw, C., Brockelman, W., and Eggert, L. S. 2007. Isolation and characterization of dinucleotide microsatellite loci in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Molecular Ecology Notes Online Early Articles doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01916.x
Siripunkaw, C., Kongrit, C., Monello, R., Wright, T. W., and Eggert, L. S. 2007. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the raccoon (Procyon lotor) Molecular Ecology Notes Online Early Articles doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01922.x.