DNA Detectives featured in New Scientist

The Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt has been featured in the latest edition of New Scientist, sharing her insights into the illegal timber trade.

The New Scientist article delves into the promises of new technologies, such as DNA analysis, to hamper the illegal wildlife and timber trade. Dr Eleanor Dormontt speaks about the barriers to employing these potential game-changing technologies.

In particular, combatting illegal trafficking crimes requires cooperation between all interested parties to set reliable protocols and standards for efficient flow of research material.

Dr Eleanor Dormontt, along with Professor Andy Lowe, recently published a paper on using the genetic profiling of trees to convict timber thieves. You can learn more about their ground-breaking research by listening to this podcast.

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