Sunday, 5 October 2014

So many blog ideas, so little time

I am really busy with my studies at the moment and that won't change for a long time, that's why the quantity and quality of my posts here decreased significantly during the last months. So it is not a lack of inspiration... in fact I have a lot of ideas of things to write about. For example, I did way too less on the phylogeny/genetics of cattle and aurochs. Also, I have been planning to discuss the question whether Europe was a wholly forested or open habitat without human influence, or the Pleistocene extinctions. I want to do more species diversification as well, including also other extinct animals that are not necessarily connected to "breeding-back". I am also working on a list of locations where Wisent live in feral or semi-feral conditions, and planning at least one post on bison-cattle hybridization. And the African and Indian aurochs deserve more attention here. I have been planning life restorations of both for a long time now and never got to it. I also want to finally finish my dedomestication series, but I simply do not have the time for it (apart from that, the lack of empirical basis on this issue is demotivating as well). There's a number of short posts on my list as well, such as whether the aurochs had a "mane" or not (if you wonder what that is supposed to mean, stay tuned), breeding-back with other domestic species as a "test", an overview and personal review of the existing Aurochs projects, a list of extinct species that I think could possibly be cloned et cetera. And, of course, updates and news from projects or other issues. For example, there was something going on with the Taurus bulls at Lippeaue that is worth to be mentioned here. 

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