[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100808]
Researchers Dr Phillip Byrne; Prof J. Scott Keogh; Dr Peter Harlow; Dr David Hunter; Dr Michael Magrath
Brief description Unprecedented rates of species extinction are of global concern. Although high extinction rates are reported for all vertebrate classes, amphibians are the most severely affected. Captive-breeding programs play a key role in maintaining populations of endangered amphibian species, but in most cases reproductive rates are too low to support long term re-introduction programmes. This study aims to develop sophisticated Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to enhance the propagation and genetic management of endangered Australian frog species. ART is a powerful new approach to ex situ conservation that, if integrated into existing captive breeding programs, will ensure the preservation of Australia’s unique amphibian biodiversity.
Funding Amount 160000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects