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Ms Faye Wedrowicz

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Molecular Ecology

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Section/Portfolio:

Life Sciences

Location:

Gippsland Campus, Online

Phylogenetic and geographical analysis of a retrovirus during the early stages of endogenous adaptation and exogenous spread in a new host

Most retroviral endogenization and host adaptation happened in the distant past, with the...

A DNA toolbox for non-invasive genetic studies of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor)

Invasive sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) are having significant detrimental impacts on natural...

Isolating DNA sourced non-invasively from koala scats: a comparison of four commercial DNA stool kits

Genetic sampling from faeces is a useful method for obtaining DNA samples non-invasively. The...

Genetic structure and diversity of the koala population in South Gippsland, Victoria: a remnant population of high conservation significance

In the Australian state of Victoria, the history of koalas and their management has resulted in...

Using non-invasive sampling methods to determine the prevalence and distribution of Chlamydia pecorum and koala retrovirus in a remnant koala population with conservation importance

Context Pathogenic infections are an important consideration for the conservation of native...

Landscape, koalas and people: A historical account of koala populations and their environment in South Gippsland

We present an ecological history of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population and its...

Validating the use of non-invasively sourced DNA for population genetic studies using pedigree data

Non-invasive genetic sampling has provided valuable ecological data for many species - data which...

A non-invasive tool for assessing pathogen prevalence in koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations: detection of Chlamydia pecorum and koala retrovirus (KoRV) DNA in genetic material sourced from scats

Pathogenic diseases may threaten the viability of wild animal populations, especially when...

Reliable genotyping of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) using DNA isolated from a single faecal pellet

The koala, an Australian icon, has been added to the threatened species list. Rationale for the...