Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Monitoring
Many species face a range of threats and increasing pressures that can lead to declines in population fitness and viability. A major focus of our research is the application of genetic tools and ecological experiments for gaining a greater appreciation of patterns of connectivity, demographic histories and evolutionary trajectories, mating systems, and factors influencing the fitness and environmental resilience of species populations. We work on a range of animal and plant systems including rare and threatened, commercially important, keystone, and pest species. These programs involve working with a wide range of academic institutions, industry partners and government agencies to develop management strategies for the conservation, restoration and monitoring of vulnerable species.
Photo provided by : NSW Governments shark management strategy project