Wildlife & Animal Genetics

Dr Gongora’s team was established in 2008; it covers wildlife and animal genetics, conservation, management and sustainable use of wildlife. The core genetic research programs that Dr Gongora has established relate to peccaries from the Americas and suids from Africa and Eurasia. These programs have uncovered crucial aspects of the natural history of these species, with significance for conservation and taxonomy. Dr Gongora has added to the impact of his work by exploring emerging topics related to endogenous retroviruses, immunogenetics, phylogeography, evolutionary biology as well as genetic diversity in crocodiles, platypus and chickens.