Activities

The Threatened Species Initiative is now seeking partnerships with the research and conservation community. For information and to apply please see our Request for Partnership page here.

The TSI has two core programs:

  1. Genomics Library Program: which has two aims:
    1. develop best-practice reference genomes for key threatened species in Australia;
    2. develop associated population data to assist conservation agencies to understand:
      • functional gene characterisation (e.g. immune genes, reproductive genes, behaviour genes, heat tolerance genes)
      • genome-wide diversity (population differentiation, population genetic diversity, inbreeding effects)
  2. Genomics in Conservation Management: develop an easy-to-use online toolkit for routine adoption of genetic analysis in threatened species management plans.

The specific activities for each species are outlined in the below spreadsheet to encourage and enhance collaboration and avoid duplication of research.

Click here to see the Project Tracking Sheet.

If you’re interested in any of the above, please contact the TSI Project Manager, Sarah Richmond, srichmond@bioplatforms.com