Genetic management and population modelling of translocated fauna
Date: 07, Aug, 2019
Publisher: TSR Hub
This project focuses on the genetic management of mammals translocated as part of a major restoration project underway on Dirk Hartog Island that is led by Western Australia’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). Focal species include the Shark Bay bandicoot, the banded hare-wallaby and the dibbler. Population viability assessments incorporating genetic information have been undertaken for each of these species, to inform sourcing strategies for translocations to Dirk Hartog Island, as well as translocations to mainland sanctuaries in Western Australia.
The research is being undertaken in collaboration with DBCA, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the University of Sydney, and Murdoch University.