MY RESEARCH BLOG

October 10, 2019

 A joint submission from 26 scientists has been sent to the Victorian state government urging them to reconsider the use of aerial (1080) baiting for the control of wild dogs (aka dingoes). 

The Victorian state government has recently sought renewal of special perm...

September 6, 2018

Last week the Western Australia government proposed a section 9(2) order to the new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, the effect of this order would be to change the status of the dingo from "fauna" to "non-fauna". 

The reasoning for this change seems to be a single c...

August 12, 2018

WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

The research aims to study the identity of dingoes in Australia. This includes looking at the origins of the dingo, relationships between dingoes and domestic dogs, hybridisation with domestic dogs and patterns of genetic variation.

WHAT IS INV...

July 30, 2018

A few weeks ago I was listening to Triple J hack and they had a segments about the awful wedge tailed eagle poisoning in Gippsland, Vic (see here). Whilst I was listening they had several guest speakers, one being from the Victoria Farmer Federation. They also spoke to...

July 15, 2018

Well it has been a long journey to get to this point but I am excited that we are finally starting this research project! I will be collecting samples from ~250 dingoes across Australia to study the genetic (and phenotypic) identity of dingoes. One of the aims will be...

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