Molecular ecology views: Track a pika by its hair

Via the MolecularEcologistView tag on Flickr, Philippe Henry sends images of his doctoral dissertation work on American pika (Ochotona princeps) in the central Coast Mountains of British Colubmia. To understand the pikas’ population genetic structure, he captured DNA samples using “hair snares” of sticky tape.

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Building a hair snare.

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Building a hair snare.

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Jeremy Yoder is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed and Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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  • Rena

    Really great idea and set of photos!