Center for Environmental Forensic Science

Research Software

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Elephant Ivory: Main Research Software

Tracking Poached Ivory: DNA Assignment Software

Three adult and one juvenile African elephants walk together through grassy plains

The Center for Conservation Biology applied a novel statistical smoothing method to these gene frequencies to create a continuous distribution of elephant gene frequencies across the continent. This allows us to estimate each poached ivory sample’s position across Africa, including areas with no reference samples, and provides a confidence estimate for each assignment.

Click here to download the SCAT-win DNA Assignment Software