The Threatened Species Initiative (TSI) is a national program aiming to assist the conservation industry in managing species recovery by using cutting-edge genomics technology and advanced computational biology.
To do this, we are 1) generating genomic resources (reference genomes, transcriptomes) and supporting generation of some population data for Australia’s threatened species, and 2) deploying this alongside fit-for-purpose tools and training materials that together create a systematic approach to integrating genomics into species recovery.
The Threatened Species Initiative is an affiliated project of the Earth BioGenome Project. If you have any questions or are interesting in joining the TSI collaboration, please contact TSI Project Manager Sarah Richmond (email@example.com)
The TSI aims to support the integration of genomics information in hands-on species recovery actions through an end-to-end systematic framework. The key TSI steps are highlighted in the diagram below. This framework is currently being deployed across more than 60 TSI-supported projects – for more information on these, please see this summary spreadsheet.
Acknowledgement of Country
Australia is home to many unique and culturally important species. TSI pays respects to the Traditional Custodians of the many lands and communities where these animals and plants occur and pay respect to the Elders past and present.
The project is supported by Bioplatforms Australia through the Australian Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), in partnership with the University of Sydney, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, Amazon Web Services, NSW Saving Our Species, Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the Zoo and Aquarium Association.
If you have any questions or are interesting in joining the TSI collaboration, please contact our TSI Project Manager Sarah Richmond (firstname.lastname@example.org)