Addressing koala conservation management needs: applying novel genomic methods and assessing ecological exchangeability and genetic diversity across the species range

Kjeldsen, Shannon Rikke (2020) Addressing koala conservation management needs: applying novel genomic methods and assessing ecological exchangeability and genetic diversity across the species range. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Shannon Kjeldsen developed and utilized novel genomic tools to investigate patterns of population structure in Koalas across their natural and introduced range. She has provided the fundamental baseline knowledge needed for the development of a comprehensive, data-driven national management strategy for koalas across Australia. The research outlined in her thesis aims to encourage and facilitate evidence-based management of not only the koala, but also to provide a framework for development of these tools in other vulnerable species.

Item ID: 76798
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: koala; Phascolarctos cinereus; genetic diversity; ddRAD; selection; SNP
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Shannon Rikke Kjeldsen.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Kjeldsen, Shannon R., Zenger, Kyall R., Leigh, Kellie, Ellis, William, Tobey, Jenifer, Phalen, David, Melzer, Alistair, FitzGibbon, Sean, and Raadsma, Herman W. (2016) Genome-wide SNP loci reveal novel insights into koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population variability across its range. Conservation Genetics, 17 (2). pp. 337-353.

Chapter 3: Kjeldsen, Shannon R., Raadsma, Herman W., Leigh, Kellie A., Tobey, Jennifer R., Phalen, David, Krockenberger, Andrew, Ellis, William A., Hynes, Emily, Higgins, Damien P., and Zenger, Kyall R. (2019) Genomic comparisons reveal biogeographic and anthropogenic impacts in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus): a dietary-specialist species distributed across heterogeneous environments. Heredity, 122 (5). pp. 525-544.

Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2022 05:22
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3105 Genetics > 310509 Genomics @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310303 Ecological physiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180606 Terrestrial biodiversity @ 30%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180601 Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems @ 30%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 40%
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