Posts tagged with threatened species conservation

  1. Cracking the kinship code: Measuring animal dispersal across generations with DNA

    NEW paper! Dispersal is a key component of the ecology and evolution of animal populations. It allows animals to colonize new habitats, escape deteriorating conditions, and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/05/31/cracking-the-kinship-code-measuring-animal-dispersal-across-generations-with-dna

  2. A cat-astrophe waiting to happen!!!

    Words: Samantha Ward Friend or foe? When you look at your fluffy pet cat curled up beside you on the sofa, do you see a cute …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/11/01/a-cat-astrophe-waiting-to-happen

  3. The diversity of Aussie grasshoppers | Part two

    Words and images: Vanessa White Some important lessons learnt and new questions around Vandiemenella laboratory rearing In the previous grasshopper blog, I reported “reasonable success with …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/10/15/the-diversity-of-aussie-grasshoppers-part-two

  4. BACK FROM THE BRINK | CROWDFUNDING FOR THE GENETIC RESCUE OF EASTERN BARRED BANDICOOTS

    Words: Anne Aulsebrook Cover image: Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre An article published in 1934 describes the flavour of bandicoot stew. ‘After chewing a mouthful …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/10/03/back-from-the-brink-crowdfunding-for-the-genetic-rescue-of-eastern-barred-bandicoots

  5. Progressing genetic rescue with eastern barred bandicoots

    Words: Ary Hoffmann Cover image: John Gould 1863   As featured recently in a Pursuit piece, we are making steady progress with the genetic rescue of …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/09/06/progressing-genetic-rescue-with-eastern-barred-bandicoots

  6. Scientific Advisory Committee supports recommendation Keyacris scurra for listing under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act

    Progress! For those unfamiliar, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 is “the key piece of Victorian legislation for the conservation of threatened species and communities …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/03/14/scientific-advisory-committee-supports-recommendation-keyacris-scurra-for-listing-under-the-flora-and-fauna-guarantee-act

  7. Keys matchstick grasshopper is disappearing | ABC Radio interview #2

    Mike Kearney was interviewed on The ABC’s Victorian Country hour on Friday. Link below, interview begins 38:40. Victorian Country Hour for Friday 16th February 2018

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/19/keys-matchstick-grasshopper-is-disappearing-abc-radio-interview-2

  8. Grasshopper on the brink of extinction in Victoria | ABC Radio interview

    Ary was interviewed on ABC Radio Melbourne on yesterdays afternoon program with Richelle Hunt. Great to see some public interest in the conservation of an invertebrate! …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/09/grasshopper-on-the-brink-of-extinction-in-victoria-abc-radio-interview

  9. Grasshoppers: The new poster bug for insect conservation

    Ary and Michael Kearney have written a new article in Pursuit on the conservation of Key’s matchstick grasshopper (Keyacris scurra). The story has been picked up …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/08/grasshoppers-the-new-poster-bug-for-insect-conservation