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Citizen scientists key to understanding platypus distribution

28 Jun 2017 | Filed under genetic insights

The platypus is one of Australia’s (and the world’s) most unique and intriguing animals. However, this iconic species is facing an uncertain future due to increasing degradation of its aquatic habitats from agriculture, urbanisation, water extraction, and climate change.

New company, EnviroDNA, spins out of cesar

02 May 2017 | Filed under genetic insights, company announcements

cesar is proud to announce the establishment of new sister company, EnviroDNA. The company provides Australia’s first dedicated environmental DNA (eDNA) service to clients.

Genetic fragmentation of mountain pygmy possum populations caused by the Victorian Great Alpine Road

10 Jan 2014 | Filed under genetic insights

The endangered mountain pygmy possum is restricted to three sub-alpine regions of Australia and is known as Australia’s only species that hibernates under a cover of snow. Intuitively, some might therefore think that the most likely key threatening process for the endangered mountain pygmy possum is climate change; however, research...

New genetic strategy to improve the success of reintroducing critically endangered wallaby into the wild

03 Dec 2012 | Filed under genetic insights

cesar’s Dr Andrew Weeks has had the pleasure of assisting to release a number of brush-tailed rock wallabies back into the wild. Fifteen individuals of this critically endangered species were released over two occasions in November 2012 at Moora Moora Creek in the Grampians National Park as part of the...

A new mammal extinction crisis - what can be done?

30 Nov 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology, genetic insights, company announcements

On the 17th November 2012 The Age newspaper reprinted an extract from an essay by Professor Tim Flannery - After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis.