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Research

Research priorities Our research focusses on two main areas: The development of new molecular marker systems for genetic wildlife monitoring. A particular emphasis lies on eDNA (environmental DNA) methods as well as SNP-panels optimized for genotyping of forensic and noninvasively collected material. Anthropogenic effects on the genetic population structure of European wildlife. Main focus here are patterns [...]
[...] and thereby deciphering large-scale gene flow. Project partners Marker development and population genetic analyses are carried out cooperatively by the three primary project partners Senckenberg (Dr. Carsten Nowak, Dr. Robert Kraus), Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Dr. Jörns Fickel, Dr. Daniel Förster), and TU Munich (Prof. Dr. Ralph Kühn, Dipl.-Biol. Helmut Bayerl). The [...]
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Senckenberg und der Wolf

Im Frühjahr 2000 wurden im Nordosten von Sachsen zum ersten Mal – seit der Ausrottung des Wolfes durch den Menschen um 1850 – in Deutschland wieder wildlebende Wolfswelpen geboren. Nachdem in den folgenden fünf Jahren die weitere Etablierung dieser Tierart nur zögerlich verlief, ist seit 2006 ihre dynamische Ausbreitung zu beobachten. Inzwischen leben in allen östlichen Bundesländern territoriale [...]
Dr. Carsten Nowak Fachgebietsleiter Naturschutzgenetik Telefon +49 6051 61954-3122 Fax +49 6051 61954-3118
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Wolf monitoring at Senckenberg

There have been wolves in Germany since they returned twenty years ago. This has led to controversies in politics and in media. Amongst many other institutions, The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research has been chosen as the reference center for wolf and lynx monitoring in Germany and has been investigating all genetic samples from all around the nation in their laboratories since 2010.
Scientist Dr. Casten Nowak spoke with Senckenberg’s online editor Adrian Giacomelli about the procedure for the genetic examinations, hybrids between wolves and dogs, and which rumors about wolves can be scientifically refuted. How did it come about that Senckenberg performs the national examinations in regard to wolves?   When it became clear that wolf monitoring required genetic follow-up examinations, [...]
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