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Lydia Furness

Lydia Furness

Lydia Furness, 4-OCEANS associated PhD (ancient DNA), Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Research Interests

Lydia is an investigating past human impacts on sea cows using ancient and modern DNA. By uncovering the demographic histories of species such as North American, Amazonian, and West African manatees, the dugong, and the extinct Steller’s sea cow, I hope to discover why one went extinct when others did not, and to map out chronological and regional differences in sea cow exploitation