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Restoration genetics of five endangered fish species from the Murray-Darling Basin [ 2010-07-01 - 2014-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100200409]

Researchers: A/Prof Luciano Beheregaray (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr James Harris (Chief Investigator) ,  Mr Mark Adams (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Restoration genetics of five endangered fish species from the Murray-Darling Basin. Extended drought and environmental degradation have caused unprecedented loss of aquatic biodiversity in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB), Australia's most important agricultural region. This project will reduce the risk of extinction of two endangered and three critically endangered freshwater fish species from the lower MDB. It will provide major benefits to the broader Australian community by addressing government policies regarding sustainable water management in rural areas, biodiversity protection and recovery of threatened species. The study will also increase the research profile of Australia in the international scientific community by improving our understanding about genetic diversity in captive breeding and restoration programs.

Funding Amount $405,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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