Assessing effective population size and genetic connectivity of Galapagos sharks (Carcharhinus galapagensis) in Australia and the Southwest Pacific region.

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    This project aims to investigate genetic connectivity and effective population size of the Galapagos shark (Carcharinus galapagensis) in Australia and the Southwest Pacific. we will genotype 200 Galapagos shark samples across thousands of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), with some directly sampled from Lord Howe Island and some sourced from confirmed collaborators in New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands, Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs, and Norfolk Island. This research will contribute to the sustainable management of this species, which is currently classed as ‘Data Deficient’ in the Australia and Oceania region and ‘Near Threatened’ globally.
    Effective start/end date15/04/2130/06/22