Threatened species

Diuris sp.

Understanding genetic diversity and gene flow amongst populations of threatened species and the identification of cryptic species, particularly within endangered taxa, is essential for their conservation and management.

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Click on the tabs below and follow the links to find out more about CBA Projects, Highlights and News relating to Threatened species.

Highlights

Biogeography and evolutionary history of our unique Australian animals

Sally Potter
Dr Sally Potter is aiming to improve our understanding of the biogeographic and evolutionary history of a range of animal species across the...

Spatial analysis of biodiversity distribution patterns

Dan Rosauer
Dr Dan Rosauer is a postdoctoral researcher at ANU who works on the spatial analysis of biodiversity distribution patterns. These analyses can help ...

News

08
Sep
2016
The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis hosted an engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers) on the...
13
Jul
2016
A new program to help address Australia’s high mammal extinction rates has just been announced. The Oz Mammal Genome Initiative will be led by CBA Director Craig Moritz and...
26
Oct
2015
QuestaGame is a digital app developed by a local, Canberra-based software company that uses social gaming technologies to engage people in the natural environment by submitting...
07
Oct
2015
Scientists have discovered that rock-wallabies living in north east Queensland are sharing genetic material despite belonging to six different species. These results suggest that...
13
Mar
2015
Amid the questioning of government support for remote Aboriginal communities and what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the “lifestyle choices” of those who live there, CBA...

Events

Past events

06
Sep
2016
An engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers). Innovative capabilities in biodiversity science are...
28
Apr
2015
The 2015 CBA conference aims to explore the impact of genomics on species discovery and delimitation in the context of taxonomic practice and applications. Over three days, local...
02
Apr
2013
Recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics means it is now possible to expand detailed genomic analysis from a few ‘model species’ to a wide diversity of organisms and...

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