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Elisabeth Hempel

  • Publications (selection)

    • Plaxton, L.*, Hempel, E.*, Marsh, W.A., Portela Miguez, R., Waurick, I., Kitchener, A.C.,Hofreiter, M., Lister, A.M., Zachos, F.E. & Brace, S. 2023. Assessing the identity of rare historical museum specimens of the extinct blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) using an ancient DNA approach. Mammalian Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s42991-023-00373-4 *Authors contributed equally
    • Hempel, Elisabeth, Bibi, Faysal, Faith, J. Tyler, Koepfli, Klaus-Peter, Klittich, Achim, M., Duchêne, David A., Brink,James, S., Kalthoff, Daniela, C., Dalén, Love, Hofreiter, Michael and Westbury, Michael V. 2022. Blue turns to grey - Palaeogenomic insights into the evolutionary history and extinction of the blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus). Molecular Biology and Evolution 39 (12): msac241. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msac241
    • Hempel, Elisabeth, Westbury, Michael V., Grau, José H., Trinks, Alexandra, Paijmans, Johanna L.A., Kliver, Sergei, Barlow, Axel, Mayer, Frieder, Müller, Johannes, Chen, Lei, Koepfli, Klaus-Peter, Hofreiter, Michael & Bibi, Faysal 2021. Diversity and Paleodemography of the Addax (Addax nasomaculatus), a Saharan Antelope on the Verge of Extinction. Genes 12 (8): 1236. DOI: 10.3390/genes12081236
    • Hempel, Elisabeth, Bibi, Faysal, Faith, J. Tyler, Brink, James S., Kalthoff, Daniela C., Kamminga, Pepijn, Paijmans, Johanna L. A., Westbury, Michael V., Hofreiter, Michael & Zachos, Frank E. 2021. Identifying the true number of specimens of the extinct blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus). Scientific Reports 11: 2100. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-80142-2
    • Çoraman, Emrah, Dietz, Christian, Hempel Elisabeth, Ghazaryan, Astghik, Levin, Eran, Presetnik, Primoz, Zagmajster Maja & Mayer, Frieder. 2019. Reticulate evolutionary history of a Western Palaearctic Bat Complex explained by multiple mtDNA introgressions in secondary contacts. Journal of Biogeogeography 46 (2): 343-354. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13509
  • Research projects

    DFG project: The effects of Pleistocene climatic cycles on African mammal evolution: The case of hippotragin antelopes

  • Tasks

    PhD student in PD Faysal Bibi's group


    • Holocene and Pleistocene evolutionary history and phylogeographic structure of the tribe hippotragini
    • Paleogenomics (using ancient & archival DNA)