The third paper from my dissertation is now out! This chapter investigates the phylogenetic placement of the endemic squirrels of Sulawesi. This is one of the rare groups of animals which has crossed Wallace's Line (the biogeographic break between Asian and Australian animals). We extracted and sequenced DNA from museum specimens, because although I've spent a great deal of time traveling during my dissertation, I wasn't able to go to Sulawesi. Hopefully sometime though! Check out the (open access) paper here:
Missy is a geneticist, and field biologist who enjoys both observing mammals in their natural environment and combining that with DNA detective work.