Professor Josephine Pemberton : A tale from the field
Field: Genetics of red deer populations on Rum
Prof Josephine Pemberton is an evolutionary biologist who uses genetic markers to answer questions about the ecology and evolution of natural populations. She pioneered genetic parentage analysis in wild animal populations, creating multi-generation pedigrees and leading to new insights into mating behaviour and natural selection.
More recently Prof Pemberton has made advances using genome-wide genotype information, for example showing that inbreeding depression is more severe than it appears from typical wild pedigrees.
*The video below is of the entire event, but will begin and end automatically to play only Professor Pemberton's talk.
- Video: Professor Pemberton, A tale from the field
- Josephine Pemberton's talk about Red Deer genetics on the Isle of Rum