Working in collaboration with the Zambia Lion Project, Caitlin Curry assessed the genetic health of the Zambian lion population as part of her dissertation project. This project looked at the lion population in Zambia to determine population structure, genetic diversity, and distribution of lions across the landscape using mitochondrial DNA (12S-16S) and nuclear DNA (microsatellites).
Read more about this project:
Curry, C. J., White, P. A., & Derr, J. N. (2015). Mitochondrial Haplotype Diversity in Zambian Lions: Bridging a Gap in the Biogeography of an Iconic Species. Plos One, 10(12), e0143827. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143827
Curry, C. J., White, P. A., & Derr, J. N. (2019). Genetic analysis of African lions (Panthera leo) in Zambia support movement across anthropogenic and geographical barriers. Plos One, 14(5): e0217179. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217179