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)

Associate Professor 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

HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

- Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
- Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
- Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
- Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
- Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
- Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
- Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
- Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
- Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
- Hold a current scuba diving license;
- Hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Keywords

Crocodiles Freshwater Saltwater Genetics

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2116

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