Population dispersal and genetic diversity of Australian crocodiles

Summary

This project focuses on investigating the population structure and dispersal of freshwater and saltwater crocodiles using genetic and genomic tools.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Jaime Gongora

Research Location

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This project investigates the level of genetic differentiation and gene flow within freshwater and saltwater crocodiles from northern Australia. This project will involve genotyping by sequencing (DaRT/RADseq) a large number of individuals/populations and estimating genetic population parameters. These datasets will be used as a framework to track the origins of unknown animals.

Additional Information

Supervisor Profile:

http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/about/staff/profiles/jaime.gongora.php


Scholarships:

International students interested in this project could apply for IPRS scholarships (http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml) and local students for APA/UPA scholarships (http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/postgraduate_awards.shtml)

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Keywords

Crocodiles Freshwater Saltwater Genetics

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2116

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