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Title: BRIDGING IN SITU AND EX SITU CONSERVATION WITH GENOMICS AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT: CASE STUDIES OF THE SOUTHERN RIVER TERRAPIN (Batagur affinis) AND THE BURMESE ROOFED TURTLE (Batagur trivittata)
Authors: CILINGIR FATMA GOZDE
ORCID iD:   orcid.org/0000-0002-4575-1487
Keywords: conservation genomics, population genomics, Southeast Asia, turtles, Batagur, applied conservation
Issue Date: 23-Aug-2017
Citation: CILINGIR FATMA GOZDE (2017-08-23). BRIDGING IN SITU AND EX SITU CONSERVATION WITH GENOMICS AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT: CASE STUDIES OF THE SOUTHERN RIVER TERRAPIN (Batagur affinis) AND THE BURMESE ROOFED TURTLE (Batagur trivittata). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Batagur affinis and Batagur trivittata are among the World’s 25 most endangered freshwater turtle species. I examined the only remnant Indochinese population of B. affinis in Cambodia and the only remnant wild population of B. trivittata in Myanmar by utilizing genome-wide Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms obtained via Double Digest Restriction Associated DNA Sequencing (ddRAD-seq) aiming to determine genetic structure and diversity of these populations, estimate the number of active wild breeders, and genetically manage assurance and reintroduction colonies for both species. As a result, I demonstrated alarmingly low numbers of wild breeders and shallow genetic structure in both populations. Additionally, I examined local attitudes towards B. trivittata conservation by conducting semi-structured surveys in 29 villages located along the upper Chindwin River, where the only wild population occurs and I documented positive attitudes of locals towards the ongoing conservation project. This multi-disciplinary approach promises to enhance current conservation practices of the other endangered turtles and guide future conservation efforts for other endangered species.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/138680
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