Targeted gene flow and rapid adaptation in an endangered marsupial
Ella Kelly, Ben L Phillips
Conservation Biology | WILEY | Published : 2019
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (LP150100722; FT160100198); Margaret Middleton Fund Award for Endangered Australian Native Vertebrate Animals (to E.K.); and Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (to E.K.). We thank J. Webb for providing feedback on the experimental design. Thanks to Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland (Mareeba Wetlands), Mareeba Crocodile Farm, South Endeavour Trust, and Northern Gulf Resource Management Group for access and assistance that facilitated the collection of quolls from Queensland. We also thank Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife, Kakadu National Park, Northern Land Council, the Marthakal Rangers, and Territory Wildlife Park for assistance with collection of quolls from Astell Island. We also wish to acknowledge the support of the Territory Wildlife Park with housing, husbandry, and breeding of the quolls in captivity.