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School Seminar - Prof Eleanor Milner-Gulland

13/01/2016 (16:00-17:00)
Eleanor Milner-Guland

Image of saiga

Host - Dr Sarah Papworth

Professor Eleanor J Milner-Gulland

University of Oxford

Why did >200,000 saigas die in less than 2 weeks?

In May 2015, huge numbers of the critically endangered saiga antelope were found dead in their calving areas, in an unprecedented mass mortality event. In this talk I describe the detective work of our interdisciplinary team in trying to understand what happened, a mystery tale which takes in veterinary analysis, climate modelling, ecology and the life history of the species. 


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