Genetic characterisation and behavioural ecology of the western grasswren (Amytornis textilis textilis)

Aline Gibson Vega

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Evidence-based translocation designing can lead to better translocation outcomes. In this research thesis, I address the knowledge gaps in the cryptic semi-arid species, the western grasswren (Amytornis textilis textilis) to better guide the translocation design process. My thesis focused on providing detailed information on the social organisation, breeding biology and genetic mating system, song diversity and population genetic structure, while testing the efficacy of diverse translocation tactics and modelling translocation scenarios. Research outcomes directly affected the choices made in the translocation plan of this species to a nearby island, Dirk Hartog Island.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kennington, Jason, Supervisor
  • Ridley, Mandy, Supervisor
  • Hall, Michelle, Supervisor
  • Cowen, Saul, Supervisor
  • Burbidge, Allan, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date11 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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