Dr Heidi Eager – Animal genetics

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Dr Heidi Eager, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK

Heidi Eager is an evolutionary biologist specialising in ancient DNA. Her PhD entitled “Using commensals as proxies for historical inference in the Indian Ocean: Genetic and zooarchaeological perspectives” was completed at University of Oxford/Cornell University (USA). She received her Master’s degree from University of Cambridge, where she researched patterns and correlates of biological and cultural diversity, and their consequences for conservation. Heidi also has a background in linguistics. She is interested in combining techniques and knowledge from multiple disciplines to investigate human interaction with the environment and other species in the past, and the implications for the future.