Amy Willis was part of the international research team that reconstructed incredible details about the life of a woolly mammoth using isotope and genetic data.
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Story highlights new study examining the tusk of a woolly mammoth that lived about 17,000 years ago. Amy Willis, a core faculty member in UW Biostatistics was a member of the international team that uncovered details about the animal's activities from birth to death. The team retraced its footsteps across Ice Age Alaska over 28 years, marking the first time scientists have been able to reconstruct a mammoth’s life history in such fine detail.
New study co-authored by Biostatistics faculty member Amy Willis is featured, explaining how an international team of scientists used a statistical model to reconstruct the lifetime travel patterns of a woolly mammoth.