What we’re reading- Feb 21, 2014

Identifying individual poachers and their kill
Scientists are matching DNA from elephant carcasses to blood-stained clothing on poachers to identify illegally traded ivory.

Ecological niche models and phylogeography
This article (sub) explores the multitude of ways which ecological niche/species distribution models can inform phylogeographic inference. A great resource for understanding the application of and caveats of building niche models.

Mutualism in the three-toed sloth
A fun write-up of this article (sub) about mutualism between three-toed sloths and the algae, fungi, and moths that live in the sloth’s fur.

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