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Marianne Dehasque

I am an evolutionary biologist using genomic data to understand how evolutionary and demographic processes shape an organism’s genome. I do this by using time-series data from ancient and historical samples. During my PhD, I used the woolly mammoth as a model species to study evolutionary processes in declining populations. At my current postdoc, I am studying the genomics of feralization by analysing genomes ancient and modern sheep and their wild/feral relatives.

A trio of woolly mammoths trudges over snow covered hills. Behind them, mountains with snow covered peaks rise above dark green forests of fir trees. 3D Rendering

Did Inbreeding Cause the Woolly Mammoth’s Extinction?

Research suggests it was more sudden than that.