Molecular detection of intra-population structure in a threatened potoroid, Potorous tridactylus: conservation management and sampling implications
Greta J Frankham, Kathrine A Handasyde, Melinda Norton, Andrew Murray, Mark DB Eldridge
Conservation Genetics | SPRINGER | Published : 2014
Funding for this research was provided by the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, The Margaret Middleton Fund for endangered Australian native vertebrate animals (The Australian Academy of Sciences), The Geddes Postgraduate Award (The Australian Museum), The M.A. Ingram Trust, and the University of Melbourne. French Island field work was possible through the help of the French Island Parks Victoria staff and field volunteers and was conducted under Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment Wildlife Research Permits (10003301/10004552), and approved by the University of Melbourne Animal Ethics Committee (05023/0808507). East Gippsland field work was funded by the Federal Australian Department of Environment and Heritage, and the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment and carried out under Victorian Department of Natural Resources & Environment Animal Ethics Committee Approval Number 99/001. Southern Highlands field work was funded by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service and assisted by Alison Hartman (nee Prentice), Juliet Dingle and numerous NPWS Highlands Area staff, trapping was conducted under the Animal ethics number 031027/02. The authors would also like to thank the Wildlife Genetics and Microscopy Unit at the Australian Museum for their technical support.