11/11/2013 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Conservation and extinction genomics of Madagascar's lemurs: Anthropogenic effects

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

George Perry

Department of Biology, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University. University Park, USA

George Perry, from the Department of Biology at Eberly College of Science, University Park in Pennsylvania, USA, is interested in human and non-human primate evolutionary ecology and how they have adapted to their variable or changing environments. His research projects involved working on population and conservation genòmics, ancient DNA, evolutionary ecology, Malagasy extant and extinct lemurs and people, rainforest hunter-gatherers and parasites and human evolution. The primary research tools used for these studies include analyses of genomic-scale data, especially genome sequence data from new sequencing tecnologies. Many projects also involve the collection of complementary ecological data in the field. He has been invited by Tomàs Marqués- Bonet (UPF).