• Ancient DNA suggests modern wolves trace their origin to a Late Pleistocene expansion from Beringia 

      Loog, Liisa; Thalmann, Olaf; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Schuenemann, Verena J.; Perri, Angela; Germonpré, Mietje; Bocherens, Herve; Witt, Kelsey E.; Samaniego Castruita, José Alfredo; Velasco, Marcela Sandoval; Lundstrøm, Inge K.C.; Wales, Nathan; Sonet, Gontran; Frantz, Laurent; Schroeder, Hannes; Budd, Jane; Jimenez, Elodie-Laure; Fedorov, Sergey; Gasparyan, Boris; Kandel, Andrew W.; Lázničková-Galetová, Martina; Napierala, Hannes; Uerpmann, Hans-Peter; Nikolskiy, Pavel A.; Pavlova, Elena Y.; Pitulko, Vladimir V.; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Malhi, Ripan S.; Willerslev, Eske; Hansen, Anders J.; Dobney, Keith; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Krause, Johannes; Larson, Greger; Eriksson, Anders; Manica, Andrea (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Grey wolves (Canis lupus) are one of the few large terrestrial carnivores that have maintained a wide geographical distribution across the Northern Hemisphere throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene. Recent genetic studies ...
    • Early Pleistocene enamel proteome from Dmanisi resolves Stephanorhinus phylogeny 

      Cappellini, Enrico; Welker, Frido; Pandolfi, Luca; Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín; Samodova, Diana; Rüther, Patrick L.; Fotakis, Anna K.; Lyon, David; Moreno-Mayar, J. Víctor; Bukhsianidze, Maia; Jersie-Christensen, Rosa Rakownikow; Mackie, Meaghan; Ginolhac, Aurélien; Ferring, Reid; Tappen, Martha; Palkopoulou, Eleftheria; Dickinson, Marc R.; Stafford, Jr., Thomas W.; Chan, Yvonne L.; Götherström, Anders; Nathan, Senthilvel K.S.S.; Heintzman, Peter D.; Kapp, Joshua D.; Kirillova, Irina V.; Moodley, Yoshan; Agusti, Jordi; Kahlke, Ralf-Dietrich; Kiladze, Gocha; Martínez-Navarro, Bienvenido; Liu, Shanlin; Sandoval Velasco, Marcela; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Kelstrup, Christian D.; Allentoft, Morten E.; Orlando, Ludovic; Penkman, Kirsty; Shapiro, Beth; Rook, Lorenzo; Dalén, Love; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Olsen, Jesper V.; Lordkipanidze, David; Willerslev, Eske (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The sequencing of ancient DNA has enabled the reconstruction of speciation, migration and admixture events for extinct taxa1. However, the irreversible post-mortem degradation2 of ancient DNA has so far limited its ...
    • Lake sediment multi-taxon DNA from North Greenland records early post-glacial appearance of vascular plants and accurately tracks environmental changes 

      Epp, Laura; Gussarova, Galina; Boessenkool, Sanne; Olsen, J.; Haile, J; Schrøder-Nielsen, Audun; Ludikova, A.; Hassel, Kristian; Stenøien, Hans K.; Funder, S.; Willerslev, Eske; Kjær, K.; Brochmann, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      High Arctic environments are particularly sensitive to climate changes, but retrieval of paleoecological data is challenging due to low productivity and biomass. At the same time, Arctic soils and sediments have proven ...