Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Development of genetic tools for Conservation, management and protection of Black-cockatoos

White, N.E., Spencer, P.ORCID: 0000-0002-4938-2615 and Bunce, M. (2007) Development of genetic tools for Conservation, management and protection of Black-cockatoos. In: Fourth Biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference, 3 - 5 December, Perth, Western Australia.

Abstract

Genetic tools are an effective, non-invasive method for gaining an understanding into taxonomic structure, genetic structure, movement and biodiversity of endangered populations. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers are being developed with the following aims; (1) gain an understanding of the underlying diversity and taxonomic structure of Black-cockatoos in Western Australia; (2) discriminate cockatoo species and their provenance; (3) calibrate current levels of genetic structure within present day populations using historical museum specimens; and (4) contribute towards the prosecution of illegal wildlife traffickers. This research will involve cockatoo and parrot species from across Australia to facilitate the construction of a comprehensive DNA database.

Item Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/18965
Item Control Page Item Control Page