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CSI: Birding – the contribution of forensic genetic techniques to ringing and migration studies

Arctic Tern, Farne Islands © Mike Reid

Friday 28 February, 7.00pm-8.00pm, Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

with Prof. Martin Collinson

Martin has been at the forefront of work using DNA-based identification of birds to expand knowledge of identification, migration patterns and breeding ranges. In this talk, he will outline the background to DNA-based identification and show how it can and is being used. Importantly, he argues that DNA based identification augments but does not replace ‘proper’ birding skills…