Igor Ovtchinnikov publishes paper on feral horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Igor Ovtchinnikov, associate professor of biology, has published “Genetic diversity and origin of the feral horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park” in PLOS One Journal.

Feral horses living in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands of North Dakota likely had multiple origins, but have since become inbred, according to Ovchinnikov and his colleagues. The study is a collaborative effort between the Ovchinnikov Lab at the UND Biology, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Texas A&M University.