Journal article

Genetic rescue increases fitness and aids rapid recovery of an endangered marsupial population

Andrew R Weeks, Dean Heinze, Louise Perrin, Jakub Stoklosa, Ary A Hoffmann, Anthony van Rooyen, Tom Kelly, Ian Mansergh

Nature Communications | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Rudi Pleschutschnig, Alison Kirkwood, Vinnie Antony, David McCoombe, Anthony Bock, Josh Griffiths and Paul Mitrovski for help with field work, Rupert Baker for veterinary support, Tom Pelly, Georgina Boardman and Jerry Alexander for logistical support, and Carla Sgro for comments on the manuscript. We also thank the Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board for ongoing support of this project. Financial support was provided by the Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board, FAME Ltd, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) Victoria, and the Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Victoria (Hume Region). A.R.W. and A.A.H. also received financial support from the National Environment Science Program Threatened Species Recovery Hub (Federal Department of Environment and Energy) and the Australian Research Council Discovery grant scheme (DP160100661). Field work permits were provided by responsible state agencies (Animal Ethics: DSE ARI 10/16, DPI WSI 25.12, DEPI ARI 14/10; Wildlife Research Permits: 10004130, 10005612, 10006441, 10007208).