Kirstin Proft with Anicee Lombal – Richmond, Tasmania

Kirstin is investigating the landscape genetics of Tasmanian mammals vulnerable to foxes and land-use change, with a focus on Tasmanian bettongs (Bettongia gaimardi) and spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus). She is investigating genetic diversity and connectivity in these species at a range of temporal and spatial scales, from the population genetics and phylogeography of these species across Tasmania, to more intensive studies of gene flow within areas of agricultural intensification, including the Tasmanian midlands region. She is using a range of molecular markers, including microsatellites, mitochondrial DNA sequences and single nucleotide polymorphisms. More information