[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100187]
Researchers A/Prof Janine Deakin; Dr Jason Bragg; Dr Mark Eldridge; Prof Craig Moritz; A/Prof Mark Kirkpatrick
Brief description This project aims to gain an understanding of the processes driving speciation using the internationally recognised and uniquely Australian rock-wallaby model system, where speciation appears to be caught in the act. Speciation is a fundamental evolutionary process, yet one that is not well understood. The project plans to use recent advances in marsupial genomics, bioinformatics, cytogenetics and epigenetics to determine the role that chromosome rearrangements play in the speciation process. This may provide critical knowledge for understanding the process of speciation and for future decisions regarding the effective management of biodiversity.
Funding Amount $408,900
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects