What We Can Learn from the Rats of Manhattan

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By conducting long-term monitoring studies of rats in New York, Dr. Munshi-South is uncovering new findings in the field of urban landscape genetics

This summer Dr. Jason Munshi-South, associate professor of biology at Fordham University, is trapping rats all across Manhattan to analyze their DNA. By identifying related populations of rats, Dr. Munshi-South and his team hope to better understand how the rodents move around the city. The project, which is collecting rats in all of Manhattan’s 41 zip codes, is called Cityscape Genomics of Rats in New York City.

Read more about some of Dr. Munshi-South’s work here.