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Conservation Genetics
Evolutionary Genetics of Vector and Parasite Populations
Invasion Biology
Development of Molecular Markers for Novel Organisms
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PRESS Releases

Lonesome George the Galapagos tortoise may not be the last of his kind.Telegraph, 22 Sept 2008

Gene plan to bring tortoise back to life. The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Sept 2008

Extinct may not be forever for some species of Galapagos tortoises. Eurekalert, 22 Sept 2008

Extinct May Not Be Forever For Some Species Of Galapagos Tortoises. Science Daily, 22 Sept 2008

Extinct Giant Tortoise Could Be Revived. Live Science, 22 Sept 2008

Extinct Galapagos Tortoise Could Rise Again. Clintisageek, 22 Sept 2008

Extinct Giant Tortoise Could Be Revived. US News, 22 Sept 2008

Extinct Giant Tortoise Could Be Revived. Yahoo!, 22 Sept 2008

A Tortoise May Be Bred Back Into Being. NY Times, 22 Sept 2008

Extinct tortoise 'can live again'. BBC News, 22 Sept 2008

New Taxon of Galápagos Tortoise Identified. Yale Press Release, 14 Nov 2007

On George's island by Henry Nicholls. The Virginia Quarterly Review, 2007

No place like home. New Scientist, 6 June 2007

Lonesome George Finds Company at Last. ABC Science Online, 30 May 2007 (pdf)

Relative Found for Lonesome George. Nature, 30 May 2007 (pdf)

Famous Galapagos Tortoise, Lonesome George, May not Be alone. Yale Press, 30 May 2007 (pdf)

At last, hope for Lonesome George. New York Times, 10 May 2007 (pdf)

A Lonesome Tortoise, and a search for a Mate. New York Times, 8 May 2007 (pdf)

A Long-Lost Relative. Science, 04 May 2007 (pdf)

Today's News. Washington Post, 02 May 2007 (pdf)

Last chance looms for Lonesome George. Telegraph, 01 May 2007 (pdf)

Will Lonesome George find love with an Isabella belle? Globe and Mail, 01 May 2007

DNA search gives hope to tortoise. BBC News, 30 April 2007 (pdf)

Lonesome George may have a cousin. CNN, 30 April 2007 (pdf)

Scientists Seek Lonesome George's Cousin. MSNBC, 30 April 2007 (pdf)

New hope for Galapagos' 'Lonesome George'. New Scientist, 30 April 2007 (pdf)

Scientists seek Lonesome George's tortoise kin. Reuters, 30 April 2007 (pdf)

Work featured in Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of the World's Most Famous Tortoise by Henry Nicholls

Darwin's tortoises more diverse than he knew. MSNBC.com 27 July 2005 [several errors exist in this story]

You Can’t Tell a Tortoise by Its Cover, Natural History Magazine, November 2005

Breeding program or inbreeding program? BioMedNet News, 6 January 2004

DNA evidence promises deliverance from inbreeding. BioMedNet News, 6 January 2004

Captive inbreeding. BBC Wildlife Magazine, March 2004

Tortoise conservation: One of a kind. Nature, 3 June 2004