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Title: Phylogeography, population genetics and conservation of the okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
Author: Stanton, David W. G.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 3013
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2014
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Abstract:
The okapi (Okapia& johnstoni) is an endangered, evolutionarily distinct giraffid, endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The okapi is a flagship species for the DRC,a country that contains some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. The okapi is currently under major threat from habitat fragmentation, human encroachment and poaching, yet to date, very little is known about the species in the wild, and no genetic study in the wild or captivity has ever been carried out. This thesis aims to use genetics to aid conservation efforts of okapi,a species that due to its elusive nature, is highly challenging to study using alternative methods.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.611058  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Q Science (General) ; QH301 Biology ; QH426 Genetics ; QL Zoology
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