[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP170100351]
Researchers Dr Phillip Byrne; Prof John Endler; Prof Sharon Robinson; Dr David Hunter; Dr Peter Harlow; Dr Michael Magrath
Brief description This project aims to test the effect of dietary carotenoids on an extensive range of fitness-determining traits in the endangered southern corroboree frog. Unprecedented rates of species extinction have been reported for all vertebrates, with amphibians most severely affected. Captive breeding programs play a key role in amphibian conservation, yet there is a lack of knowledge regarding the nutritional requirements of threatened species. Manipulating captive nutrition is a cost-effective action that will permit recovery teams to more efficiently implement conservation actions. The findings will be of major benefit to amphibian conservation globally.
Funding Amount $334,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects