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Entomology-based methods for estimation of postmortem interval

Harvey, Michelle L, Gasz, Natalie E and Voss, Sasha C 2016, Entomology-based methods for estimation of postmortem interval, Research and reports in forensic medical science, vol. 6, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.2147/RRFMS.S68867.

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Title Entomology-based methods for estimation of postmortem interval
Author(s) Harvey, Michelle LORCID iD for Harvey, Michelle L orcid.org/0000-0002-4047-7845
Gasz, Natalie E
Voss, Sasha C
Journal name Research and reports in forensic medical science
Volume number 6
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Dove Press
Place of publication Macclesfield, Eng.
Publication date 2016-01-25
Keyword(s) forensic entomology
PMI
blowfly
decomposition
death investigation
Summary Forensic entomology involves the use of insects and other arthropods to estimate the minimum time elapsed since death, referred to as minimum postmortem interval (minPMI). This is based on the assemblage of insects found in association with remains, and most often, the time required for development of the first colonizing insects to develop to their size/life stage at time of collection. This process involves the accumulation of appropriate data for the development of the species of insect at a variety of relevant temperatures and consideration of the other biotic and abiotic factors that may affect developmental rate. This review considers the approaches to the estimation of minPMI, focusing largely on the age estimation of specimens collected from remains and the limitations that accompany entomology-based PMI estimations. Recent advances and newly developed techniques in the field are reviewed in regard to future potential.
Language eng
DOI 10.2147/RRFMS.S68867
Field of Research 069901 Forensic Biology
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084865

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