Summit Rat Paper Published!
After a long time in the making our study of the summit rat has finally been published in Diversity and Distributions. This study used many rats we trapped during our elevational transects in Sabah, Malaysia, and below is one figure from the paper which shows the genetic structure of rats on the two mountains. They have only recently split, but show almost no overlap in genetic signatures (shown below in the blue and orange).
Missy is a geneticist, and field biologist who enjoys both observing mammals in their natural environment and combining that with DNA detective work.