Desire Lee Dalton


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I am a lecturer in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a particular interest in the development, validation and use of genomic tools to inform wildlife conservation management and wildlife forensic law. In my previous role as a senior scientist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, I conducted multidisciplinary research for genetic management of wild species and populations in Africa. Further, I was responsible for the provision of wildlife forensic genetic services to the South African Police Service and Botswana forensic laboratories. I have supervised nine PhD students and six post-doctoral fellows. I am currently supervising three PhD students. Thus far I have published more than 100+ scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and my research has been presented at more than 100+ national or international conferences.


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