We have a long standing interest in the use of genetic and genomic data to aid in the conservation of endangered species, particularly those that inhabit the forested regions of the African tropics. This includes elucidating population history and genetic structure to understand the effects of environmental change, inferring abundance for population monitoring, and elucidating demography and social behavior in threatened taxa. We also elucidate host-microbe and host-pathogen relationships to better understand connections between evolution, environment, behavior, and health. Ultimately, our goal is to inform conservation decisions and aid in the designation of conservation priorities.
We would like to thank the following organizations for having funded various projects in the Ting Lab.