Thomas Connor is a first-year PhD student studying with Jack Liu. He's spending his summer doing field work in Wolong, China.
July 27, 2015
(Editor's note: This blog was written in mid-June, but held captive by limited internet access)
Yesterday was my first day venturing into the field to collect fecal samples for later genetic analysis. I hope to conduct a non-invasive genetics survey of Wolong Nature reserve and the surrounding areas to determine movement patterns and population structure at a reserve-network scale and determine some of the effects of human development and protection efforts on pandas.