9 May 2017

The 'Perils' of Resurrecting Extinct Species

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:17 pm on 9 May 2017

Our guest has been thinking about the risks of resurrecting extinct species, and a phenomenon called the re-extinction vortex. University of Canterbury conservation geneticist, Dr Tammy Steeves, has co-authored a paper considering the perils of resurrecting species such as the moa or huia. It's to be published in the international journal Functional Ecology this week.

The perils of resurrecting extinct species, such as the moa or huia, will be discussed when a new paper.

Photo: Supplied / University of Canterbury

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