Sienna Dance

Research

I am researching the genetic variability and phylogeography of the Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus). This species was once present across South East Australia but is now exclusive to Tasmania. The Eastern Quoll is a small carnivorous marsupial that can either be black or fawn in colour with spots on their body but not on their tail. Tissue samples that have been collected from over 10 locations across a period of years will be used to acquire single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Using the SNPs I will determine whether the genetics of the Eastern Quoll have changed over time and to identify any genetic variations between populations.

Quolls

Previous Research

  • The Effects of Two Different Fly Sprays on Decomposition

Education

  • Honours in Genetics, University of Tasmania, Australia, (2019-Present)
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science (Biology Major), Deakin University, Australia (2018)

Supervisory Team

  • Chris Burridge, University of Tasmania
  • Rodrigo Hamede Ross, University of Tasmania

Contact

sjdance@utas.edu.au

Sienna

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