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Population genetics of Island wallabies

St Helena Island, just off Brisbane's shore, is overpopulated by several thousand wallabies, which have bred from a known population of around 15. There is potential to use this population as a base to validate or vindicate the value of current DNA research on island populations and genetic diversity.


Project managers: James Skewes


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James Skewes
James Skewes
May 15, 2018

Update: Awaiting reply from Roland Dowling QPWS who manages St Helena Island

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James Skewes
James Skewes
May 15, 2018

Update: Contacted Dr. Gabriel Conroy. He said he is keen to help and possibly collaborate. He suggested that we would need a mainland wallaby to use as a control, suggesting we may be able to source samples from the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital/USC DNA bank that he is setting up.

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