The Devil Tools and Tech Project

Working closely with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) we are studying the immunogenetics of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (DFTD), the evolutionary genetics of Tasmanian devils and DFTD, how to better manage the insurance metapopulation, and the impacts of undertaken supplementation of small populations of devils in the wild. DFTD has led to the loss of over 80% of devils, yet populations are persisting in wild. These wild populations are now susceptible to small population pressures, which may lead to the extinction of the species in the wild. Our current ARC linkage, in collaboration with the STDP and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Save the Tasmanian Devil Programme