Fighting the extinction crisis – one Tassie Devil at a time
There’s no doubt about it — we’re in the midst of an extinction crisis. Human activity continues to endanger the populations of animal species worldwide. Luckily, there are enthusiastic conservation biologists working to save them. Catherine Grueber is using her genetics research to determine the most effective strategies for bringing populations back from the brink of extinction. She will discuss how the work being done today is helping to protect threatened species for the future and how to fix things when they go wrong.
Catherine Grueber is an evolutionary and population geneticist who strives to use innovative science to help save endangered species. With more than 500 animals on Australia’s threatened species list, there is plenty to keep her busy. She is passionate about working with conservation programs and partners to figure out how animal populations respond to our efforts and how we can do it better. Using genetic sequencing, Catherine draws powerful insights that assist in determining the most effective strategies for preserving threatened species. She recently collaborated with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and San Diego Zoo Global.
6:30pm @Button Bar, 65 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Also speaking at this location at 8:00pm is Jacqueline Thomas