“How did humans create the dog out of the wolf?”
“Where and when did the dog originate from the wolf? In my research I try to answer these questions by large scale DNA analysis. Basically how did humans create the dog out of the wolf?”, Peter Savolainen.
Peter Savolainen is guest in the academic talks show Crosstalks on Global biodiversity on Nov 27, at 5 PM CET at Crosstalks.tv”. He is an Associate Professor in Evolutionary Genetics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Peter Savolainens main scientific interest is population genetic studies of the origin and history of the domestic dog. Based on a unique sample collection from more than 3,000 dogs from around the world, and collaborations with research groups in, e.g., China and Australia, detailed information about the origin of the domestic dog and the Australian dingo have been obtained.
Click here to find a dokumentary with Peter Savolainen on the origin of dogs, “The Rise of the Dog” made by Nature. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen has placed the origins of domesticated dogs — and those of the first dog — in East Asia. Click here to find an interview on the subject with Peter Savolainen – Dogs that changed the world.