Friday, July 28, 2017

Wildlife forensics in Sydney

Wildlife crimes should be investigated. But what evidence is collected, and what can it tell us?

How do we solve wildlife crime? First it depends on collecting the evidence. Wildlife forensics is a field that has, unfortunately, had to grow due to a sharp increase in wildlife crime including poaching.

New Scientist and the University of NSW are hosting a joint session on Wildlife Forensics at UNSW on August 17 in Sydney.

The speakers are Bryan Lessard – aka Bry the Fly Guy – postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, and Rebecca Johnson, director of the Australian Museum Research Institute and co-chief investigator of the Koala Genome Consortium. For more info or tickets, click here.